Malaysia announces tighter 2023 budget as it warns of slowing growth

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 7 (Reuters) – Malaysia on Friday unveiled a smaller budget for 2023, prioritising fiscal discipline over expectations of populist measures, as it warned of a slowdown in…

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Thailand’s acting PM gets qualified prime ministerial authority under new edict

Acting Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan now has full decision-making powers on matters concerning budget and staff, under a ministerial edict approved by the cabinet today (Tuesday), said Deputy Prime Minister…

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Budget to improve ‘Green Bridge’ linking Lumpini and Benjakitti parks to be reduced

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA), led by Governor Chadchart Sittipunt, has been tasked with improvements to the “Green Bridge”, which connects the city’s Lumpini and Benjakitti Forest parks, but with…

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How Chadchart’s team is lifting lid on Bangkok’s murky multibillion-baht budget

Although Bangkok Governor Chadchart Sittipunt has vowed to revolutionize the city’s budgeting process, significant change is on hold as the budget plan for next year has already been prepared under…

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Pheu Thai party leader Chonlanan Srikaew in Parliament in this file photo.

Opposition attacks budget bill prepared by ‘incompetent, visionless government’

The opposition wasted no time today (Tuesday), the first day of the three-day debate in the Lower House, in attacking the annual budget bill, which they describe as incorrectly proportioned and…

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฿1.57B spent on Bangkok’s water pumps, drainage over past 8 years

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration’s (BMA) spending on all aspects relating to water pumps, including procurement and maintenance, over the past eight years, amounts to about 1.57 billion baht. The spending…

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Cabinet approves ฿1.4bn to fund discounted necessities for 90 days

The cabinet has allocated 1.48 billion baht, from the Central Fund, to support the Commerce Ministry’s project to maintain retail necessities at low prices for 90 days amid the current…

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Cabinet approves 11-year rehabilitation plan for Bangkok’s Saen Saeb Canal

The cabinet approved an 11-year plan today (Tuesday) for the rehabilitation and development of the environment along the 74km Saen Saeb Canal, which snakes through many communities in Bangkok. The…

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“Doing parliamentary duties” is a divisive term

Thailand’s Opposition outlines government’s failures

Thailand’s six-party opposition bloc has issued a joint statement outlining the government’s failures during the past three years under the leadership of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha. Leaders of the opposition…

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Additional ฿76 billion needed for Thailand’s rice price support

Thailand’s cash-strapped Ministry of Finance will consult the Budget Bureau about finding an additional 76 billion baht to fund the Commerce Ministry’s rice farmer revenue guarantee scheme, for the 2021-22…

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NACC forms five panels to probe controversial ‘fancy’ lamp post project in Samut Prakan

Thailand’s National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) has agreed to establish five panels to investigate the installation and maintenance of decorative lamp posts, in Racha Thewa sub-district, in Bang Phli district of…

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Only a few Baht per inmate for COVID-19 prevention in prisons, says former Transport Minister

Former Transport Minister Dr. Chadchart Sittipunt has highlighted the fact that only a small COVID-19 prevention budget, 750,000 Baht, has been allocated to cover all prisons nationwide. This averages out…

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