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Borrowing bill back in firing line

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The Democrat Party yesterday renewed its onslaught on the 2-trillion-baht borrowing bill, saying the government is attempting to evade its scrutiny under budgetary laws. 

The bill, which would allow the government to borrow up to 2 trillion baht to finance key infrastructure development projects, mostly in the transport sector, is up for its second reading in the House next week.

Democrat leader Abhisit Vejjajiva said the opposition disagreed with the borrowing bill because it authorised disbursements of loans and spending that could not be scrutinised.

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