B500bn loan bill stuck in limbo


Legality of undrafted law remains unclear

Pakorn: No letter from govt yet

The government has not yet sent a letter to the Council of State seeking advice on the legality of a bill that aims to borrow 500 billion baht to fund the 10,000-baht digital wallet scheme, the council’s secretary-general Pakorn Nilprapunt said.

This is in contrast to the remarks by Deputy Prime Minister Phumtham Wechayachai, who said on Monday the loan bill is being vetted by the Council of State and will be returned to the government as soon as possible.

Speaking after Tuesday’s cabinet meeting, Mr…

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