Thailand’s junta up in arms over plan to cut military outlay – as neighbours like Singapore and Indonesia spend more

Slash defence spending and end conscription? Such proposals from Thailand’s leading anti-junta political party have had the country’s citizens cooing in agreement ahead of the first elections since a 2014 coup, but some industry analysts say the drastic policy move will be hard to implement amid a military spending binge among the kingdom’s neighbours.Another stumbling block, they say, is the fierce opposition likely to come from the influential pro-military establishment that will stay in…