Senators Protest Plan to Slash Their Salaries for COVID-19 Funds

09.04.2020 - 06:38

BANGKOK — The Senate on Wednesday reversed a plan to slash part of the lawmakers’ salaries as a contribution to a government’s coronavirus response fund following a protest from some of its members. Instead of a mandatory reduction as proposed by the Senate Speaker, the program will now be based on a voluntary basis, upper house sec-gen Nut Phasuk said. He said 50,000 baht will be taken off salaries of Senators who opted in and donated to the ongoing effort to fight the coronavirus epidemic.

(other, Thailand)

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