MY TWO SATANGS
This week The People seem to be very upset with parliament president Somsak Kiatsuranont. I say this week, because Thailand's scandals change like clockwork, rotating on a seven-day schedule. Actually, come to think about it, I think Mr Somsak already had his turn back in July when audio clips emerged suggesting that he had allowed parliament to become the tool of former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra.
Parliament president Somsak Kiatsuranont is under fire for spending 7 million baht on a press junket to Europe. Politicians keep wasting our money but these days don’t even bother lying about it.
This time it turns out he spent 7 million baht on a nine-day, taxpayer-funded "study trip" to Europe for 39 media staff and close aides.
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