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Dems blast ministry's van purchase

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The Democrat Party yesterday kept up its attack on the 2014 Budget Bill, shifting its focus to the Education Ministry's controversial van purchase scheme. 

Democrat list-MP Jurit Laksanavisit said the budget of 2.343 billion baht sought to buy 1,000 12-seat vans was too high and raised the possibility that the specifications had been fixed.

Based on the amount, each van would cost 2.3 million baht, which was higher than the Budget Bureau's estimate of 1.2 million baht.

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