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Deputy PM pledges to increase state welfare benefit to 700 baht

Not to be outdone by Pheu Thai Party (PTP) election promises Thailand’s Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon pledged to increase state welfare scheme benefits if he becomes prime minister in May.

The PTP, led by Paetongtarn Shinawatra, vows to increase the daily minimum wage for Thai workers to 600-baht, introduce a 25,000-baht salary for graduates by 2027 and reduce utility bills, among other pledges.

Not to be beaten, Deputy PM Prawit, and Palang Pracharath Party (PPRP) leader, yesterday promised to raise state welfare scheme benefits to 700 baht per month if his party returns to power in the next General Election.

Gen Prawit added that his government aims to overcome poverty and reduce social inequality, deliver effective policies on water management and land allocation, as well as crackdowns on human trafficking.

“The party will carry on with existing policies that have…

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