Thai junta under scrutiny amid allegations of exorbitant spending, nepotism
Thailand's junta came under scrutiny this week after critics filed a petition asking the office of the auditor-general to investigate allegations of extravagant spending on a trip to Hawaii for a defence meeting.
It is the latest in a series of allegations against the military government that seized power in May 2014, promising to root out entrenched corruption in state institutions and close Thailand's festering political divide.
The government has defended allegations that a 20.9 million baht (481,656 pounds) chartered flight taken by Defence Minister Prawit Wongsuwan and his entourage to... read more
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