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Why pay them pensions?

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A life-long pension of 15,000 baht a month for former lawmakers may not seem a huge amount of money these days, but the handout begs a big question: is it justifiable to continue paying these politicians, who are already better off than most people in this country. 

But beginning next month, about 3,000 former MPs and senators, both elected and non-elected, will be entitled to a life-long 15,000 baht monthly living allowance, thanks to our generous parliament.

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