Election Official Defends Need For New Cars, Including Benzes

Election Official Defends Need For New Cars, Including Benzes

By Teeranai Charuvastra, Staff Reporter

 

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Pro-democracy activists stage a protest Monday at Election Commission to demand an election be held in February.

 

BANGKOK — The Election Commission said Friday that taxpayers must foot the bill for tens of millions of baht worth of new cars needed by its directors.

 

Commission sec-gen Krit Urwongse said the purchase, budgeted at roughly 22 million baht, is necessary because the current vehicles used by the commissioners are aged and prone to breaking down.

 

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