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Thanong, Somkid urge caution

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The government must ensure its ambitious 2-trillion-baht infrastructure scheme delivers value for the public and does not undermine the country's financial stability, two former finance ministers warned yesterday. 

Thanong Bidaya and Somkid Jatusripitak, both former finance ministers under the Thaksin Shinawatra government, sounded notes of caution over the investment programme at a seminar yesterday.

Dr Thanong, who was finance minister from 2005-06, said corruption and economic value are valid issues of concern with the programme.

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