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Dems skewer loan bill in debate

Abhisit questions government's ability to repay huge debt

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The opposition questioned the government's need to borrow two trillion baht for infrastructure megaprojects as the House began its two-day deliberation of the borrowing bill Thursday. 

Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra takes notes as opposition leader Abhisit Vejjajiva, who appears on her monitor, addresses parliament during the House debate on the bill to borrow two trillion baht to finance infrastructure investment megaprojects. (Photo by Apichart Jinakul)

Opposition and Democrat leader Abhisit Vejjajiva also raised doubts about the government's ability to repay the debt and the transparency of the scheme, with the bill being submitted to the House without details of the transport projects.

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