Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha. The Thai junta is seeking US$10 billion from the security budget for the military, ahead of next years democratic elections. Photo: EPA

Thai junta seeks US$10 billion in new security budget ahead of 2019 election

Military spending has risen since former army chief Prayuth Chan-ocha seized power from the civilian government in 2014, fitting a pattern of generals generously boosting budgets after their periodic coups

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Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha. The Thai junta is seeking US$10 billion from the security budget for the military, ahead of next years democratic elections. Photo: EPA
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