Thursday, October 30, 2008

New military budget twice as big as today

(AFP) Following the deadly firefight at the Cambodia-Thai border, Cambodia will double its military budget next year. Cheam Yeap, head of the parliament's finance commission sais that Cambodia needs soldiers with enough capacity "to protect our sovereignty and territorial integrity", and that the new military budget at about 500 million dollars will be approved by the parliament in early November.

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