The National Assembly’s 12-member permanent committee will take its first look at the country’s $3.54 billion draft budget for 2014 on Monday, though officials are still refusing to offer a breakdown of how the money will be spent. The draft, which allocates more than $400 million more than this year’s budget, was passed by Prime Minister Hun Sen’s cabinet on October 25 and reached the Assembly on Sunday, CPP spokesman and Assembly fi*nance committee chair Cheam Yeap said. “The permanent committee will have a meeting [today] in order to send the draft to my side,” Mr. Yeap said,
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