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Protestors demand taxes be devoted to COVID-19 assistance

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BANGKOK (NNT) - Protestors have gathered in front of the Ministry of Finance demanding their taxes be put to aiding those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, and that vaccines for the virus be distributed with equality.

 

The protestors were led by Panupong Jadnok, also known as Mike Rayong. They were there to submit a letter to Minister of Finance Arkhom Termpittayapaisith, demanding that their taxes be dedicated to helping those affected by the new wave of COVID-19 infections. Bang Sue Police Station Director Pol Col Krisadang Jittripol led a force to call on the protestors to back away from the ministry gate due to concerns that congestion would pose a risk of COVID-19 infections. The group called for the gate to be opened.

 

They demanded that over 30 billion baht be struck from the Crown Property Bureau and that the military budget be reduced by over 200 billion baht be so that the funds could be devoted to propping up the COVID-19 impacted economy.

 

The demonstrators also called for 3,500 baht to be provided to all citizens over the age of 18 over the course of three months, proposing an overall budget of 525 billion baht and asking that distribution of COVID-19 vaccinations be done with equality and fairness. They also demanded that the cost of utilities and school payments be reduced for three months while voicing their support for online classes.

 

Director of Procurement for the Office of the Permanent Secretary of Finance, Chalermrat Imnukulkij received the letter on behalf of the Minister of Finance. The protestors said they would return if no progress is made in accordance with their demands.

 

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desperate citizens - please help us 

ministry - f you

 

what a perfect picture to use too. 😞

 

this thread should be closed as we won't be able to comment on the elephant in the room part of the story. 

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13 minutes ago, rooster59 said:

and that the military budget be reduced by over 200 billion baht

What??? That's the trough your talking about there! No way!

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32 minutes ago, overt2016 said:

And under the story are ADDS for 800Baht Beef steaks?????

Not if you have an adblocker which is a must on this site now. Unless you want to wait for ten minutes for the hundreds of adds to load. I think the most I had blocked was 120 on one thread

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23 hours ago, rooster59 said:

They also demanded that the cost of utilities and school payments be reduced for three months while voicing their support for online classes.

In other news He asked ''What are utility charges and what is rent?, do people actually have to pay money for those? sorry can't stop off to get a new silk blouse'' 

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