It was honesty, pure and unadulterated, when parliament president Somsak Kiatsuranont shrugged off criticisms of his nine day, seven million baht, taxpayer-funded study trip to Europe with 39 media staff and close aides by saying that there was no hidden agenda.
There's no need for a hidden agenda. This is simply a time-honoured tradition.
When you are a phuyai in Thai society, which members of parliament are, you've earned the perks and privileges, even at the expense of taxpayers.
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