The pro-Thaksin Web site recently released a report claiming the Council for National Security maintains a "secret budget" for mobilizing mass support for those in power. The article claims that the First Army Region under the command of Prayuth Chan-ocha has set aside 319.1 million baht to monitor and handle "suspicious activities" in Bangkok and other central provinces to prevent unrest. The article also said that the money would be used for marshalling mass support for CNS chairman Sonthi Boonyaratkalin. Lt-Gen Prayuth countered that the expenses and allowances were intended to serve communities, not seek political gain.
Bangkok Post