Source in the Thai military, told Thai Intel, that soldiers who were deny their traditional new year bonus, for the past few years, have received a funding OK, from a program on mostly performance pay, that have been part of the military for a long time, but that have seen no funding allocated to the program. The typical pay, for the middle ranking soldiers, from the performance pay, is about US$300. Thai Intel reported earlier, that a group of soldiers contacted Thai Intel, complaining that they were not getting the bonus, and felt that the military was focusing more on equipment purchase, at the expense of soldiers morale. However, is this related to the current Thai political mess,? Who knows!
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