Rubber farmers plan big rally
- Published: 21 Apr 2013 at 19.36
- Online news:
The president of the Para Rubber Growers Co-operative Federation of Thailand on Sunday announced he will mobilise growers nationwide for a mass rally in Bangkok this month to bring the government’s attention to the plummeting price of rubber.
Perk Lertwangpong said growers had given the authorities several months to solve the problem of falling rubber prices but they had “completely failed”.
Rubber prices reached the lowest point in almost two years, with 68.70 baht per kilogramme quoted for third-class raw rubber sheets as of Sunday, while commodity prices continue to rise. Mr Perk said he believed the prices will plummet to 40 baht per kilogramme soon.
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