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Veterans lauded, also ignored

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  • Writer: Assawom Pakkawan and Wassana Nanuam
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A group of academics said Wednesday they have found that military veterans in the country have been "discarded and forgotten" by the government. 

The report came the same day the military announced that Army chief Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha has established a special fund to provide financial help to disabled veterans, and praised them for their service and sacrifices.

In a ceremony at army headquarters on Tuesday to mark the start of the fund, which will provide monthly financial help to 139 honorably discharged veterans, Gen Prayuth delivered heartfelt thanks and praises to his men.

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