09 Nov '11, 6pm

Thai opposition challenges PM over flood budget

Thai opposition challenges PM over flood budget

BANGKOK: Thailand's opposition lashed out Wednesday at Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra's financial plans for dealing with the worst floods in half a century, saying the economy was under threat. Her main rival Abhisit Vejjajiva, leader of the Democrat Party, urged Yingluck to forgo certain populist spending policies such as help for first-time home and car buyers and to divert the money to flood victims. "The government has not reviewed and prioritised the economy and therefore is jeopardising the next phase of economic management," said the former premier, who was replaced by Yingluck after a July election defeat. He was speaking during a parliamentary debate on the 2012 national budget, which earmarks total spending of about 2.4 trillion baht ($78 billion) -- some 400 billion baht less than expected revenue. Yingluck's plan to raise 120 billion baht for flood relief b...

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