Thailand delays digital money handout, critics call for probe

Thailand’s planned digital wallet scheme that intends to payout 10,000 baht (~$274) to citizens over 16 years old has been delayed while critics call for a probe from the country’s electoral commission.

As originally reported by the Bangkok Post, Thailand’s deputy finance minister Julapun Amornvivat announced that the planned Feb. 2024 launch of a new digital wallet has been delayed to buy more time for the development of the system.

The Thai government hopes to use the wallet to issue 10,000 baht to eligible citizens in a bid to stimulate the local economy.

A statement from Amornvivat highlighted that the government wants more time to ensure the security of the system underpinning…

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