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Isan demands bigger budget share

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SURIN - Local goverment bodies in the Northeast are threatening to mobilise up to 100,000 demonstrators in Bangkok next week to protest against the government's refusal to give them a larger share of the national budget. 

The threat comes after Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra brushed aside their demand for an extra 16 billion baht in the next fiscal budget.

Ms Yingluck said the 2014 Budget Bill has been approved by the cabinet, leaving no room for changes.

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