Cabinet approves extra pay for Deep South officials

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BANGKOK, 4 July 2012  – State officials working in the violence-plagued southernmost region of Thailand will receive higher remuneration, as approved by the Cabinet.

Deputy government spokesperson Anusorn Iamsa-ad said on Tuesday that the weekly Cabinet meeting agreed in principle to let the National Housing Authority (NHA) take charge of the raise in the extra monthly remuneration for state officials working in Thailand’s southern border area.

According to the plan, suggested by the Ministry of Social Development and Human Security, each eligible official will see their extra pay increased from 2,500 baht to 5,000 baht, effective July 3rd.

Mr. Anusorn added that the Cabinet also approved the preparation and the signing of an MOU on education and research between Thailand and France, as proposed by the Ministry of Education.

The Cabinet has noted that the Education Ministry will have to work with the Foreign Ministry on any amendment to the MOU, which does not involve its core content, without having to seek consent from the Cabinet.