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While the government’s economic stimulus packages continue to roll out, there is also a concern for the disabled and senior citizens who are excluded from the criteria to get benefits from the government’s major aids at this stage. The Ministry of Social Development and Human Security plans to distribute 2,000 baht handouts to that demographic of the Thai population.

According to the MSDHS Permanent Secretary, the ministry has allocated the budget to help those underprivileged groups who are excluded from the main national relief measures. However, at the initial stage, the handouts will be distributed on a case-by-case basis with the help of reports from the community development volunteers about the actual situation of each affected household.

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    Toby Andrews

    Thursday, January 21, 2021 at 4:09 pm

    Oh no. Walking Street go Go bars will be full of senior citizens.
    Er. I suppose they are already.
    Ferang senior citizens.

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      William

      Thursday, January 21, 2021 at 6:33 pm

      Do you get paid for your comedy act?

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        Bon jovi

        Friday, January 22, 2021 at 3:18 pm

        @William Toby is a Soiboy…. he is not soo smart ?

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          Toby Andrews

          Saturday, January 23, 2021 at 3:47 pm

          No Soi dog.

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    Fred glue

    Thursday, January 21, 2021 at 4:17 pm

    I have read the story above 3- times. And I do not understand it. The way I read it is come forward and you shall receive, but if you have got (20) baht in your pocket. Get back too the end of the line. My schooling is not the best, past my bed time, good night..

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      Issan John

      Thursday, January 21, 2021 at 4:30 pm

      A “case by case basis” decided by “community development volunteers” is a recipe for corruption and nepotism in any country.

      Totally unnecessary and just creating corruption and obstruction.

      The MSDHS already know who the “elderly and disabled” are because they’re already getting a monthly allowance from the MSDHS because they’re elderly or disabled.

      Just give them the 2,000 baht each and get on with it – it could hardly be simpler.

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        Toby Andrews

        Thursday, January 21, 2021 at 6:02 pm

        Making it simpler would deny officials of an option to skim the money.

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    Sebastian

    Thursday, January 21, 2021 at 5:10 pm

    I am a “community development volunteers” and can assure you that the only vulnerable people getting that 2000 baht will be the ones giving me a brown envelope containing 500. Simples.

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    Steve

    Thursday, January 21, 2021 at 7:33 pm

    I can see an 80 year old getting on the back of a mororbike wizzing off to get her 2000 Baht!

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    Ian

    Friday, January 22, 2021 at 2:41 am

    Looks like issan johns getting 2000 baht oh damn he’s not Thai he’s a visitor on a yearly visa he disrespects england on a daily basis throw him to the lions

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      Issan John

      Friday, January 22, 2021 at 5:32 pm

      Respect is earnt, Ian.

      Being born British may be the only thing you have to be proud of, but we’re not all in the same boat.

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        Toby Andrews

        Saturday, January 23, 2021 at 3:54 pm

        If love all things Thai, and hate all things British, why do you not renounced your British citizenship, and become naturalised Thai?
        You will not because you do not really trust the wonderful Thais, and would not relish being subjected to the nasty treatment the Thais experience form the authorities.

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    Ian

    Sunday, January 24, 2021 at 6:03 pm

    Once again Toby he won’t answer because the uk is still his get out from this dictatorship he just constantly knocks UK from his shack in issan so sad

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