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Abhisit: Budget increases living costs

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Opposition leader Abhisit Vejjjajiva condemned the government’s plan to cut the budget spending deficit by 50 billion baht while adding to the cost of living with a rise in the prices of diesel and cooking gas. 

Abhisit: Wealth will be concentrated while the poverty will be distributed widely. Photo by Thiti Wannamontha.

Replying to the prime minister's presentation of the government's fiscal 2014 Budget Bill, Mr Abhisit said the government plans to collect excise tax on diesel of 1.50 baht a litre starting from Oct 1, 2013, the beginning of  fiscal year 2014.

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