Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-Ocha next to Royal Thai Army Commander in Chief Apirat Kongsompong (right). Photo: AFP

Thailand’s junta up in arms over plan to cut military outlay – as neighbours like Singapore and Indonesia spend more

  • Public response to Thaksin-aligned party’s plans to reduce army expenditure by 10 per cent and end conscription has been positive
  • But Thailand’s US$7.23 billion defence budget for 2019 puts it in step with regional neighbours, who are on a military spending binge
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Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-Ocha next to Royal Thai Army Commander in Chief Apirat Kongsompong (right). Photo: AFP
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