Thais divided on new welfare policy

Government introduces measures focused on education and low-interest loans in run-up to general elections.

    After a difficult 2010, the Thai government is ringing in the New Year with a series of initiatives for the country's poor.

    The so-called People's Agenda policies will focus on education and low-interest loans.

    With an early election expected, however, some see the plan as nothing more than a vote-buying exercise.

    Al Jazeera's Wayne Hay reports from Bangkok.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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