Happy New Year? Junta to shower 8 million low-income earners with public’s hard-earned cash

Just in time for the holidays, eight million low income earners will receive a one-time sum of up to THB3,000 cash from the government, as a part of their project to help the poor.

The cabinet today approved the the Ministry of Finance’s proposal to spend a total of THB12.75 billion on the country’s low-incomers in hopes to boost the economy during the New Year’s holiday.

People who earn less than than THB30,000 per year will have THB3,000 fund transferred to their bank accounts while those with an annual salary of less than THB100,000, however, will receive THB1,500.

Among the eight million people who have registered to receive help from the government, about 3 million of them are farmers, who are considered the country’s backbone.

Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said he doesn’t want the public to think that the government “gives money away,” but the project is a move to help all low-income earners, not limited to farmers, because he’s worried about the workers of every occupation, Thairath reported.

The cash giveaway is in line with the other projects initiated by the government to help the low-income earners such as free buses and trains.

The low-income earners will receive their money in December.


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