Thailand PM approves B40bn in aid

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(The Bangkok Post)

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on Wednesday gave the green light to financial aid handouts to ease the plight of employees under the social security system. The scheme will cost the government about 40 billion baht.

The beneficiaries will be about nine million employees of private firms who are covered by Section 33 of the Social Security Act (SSA). Those under Section 33 have been left out of the government’s Covid-19 relief packages ever since the pandemic hit the country early last year.

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