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New boss backs rice pledging

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The newly appointed permanent secretary for commerce has insisted the government's rice pledging policy does not violate the Constitution but instead helps improve the living standards of poor farmers. 

Vatchari: Scheme is not unconstitutional

The ministry is also committed to continuing the plan for the second year despite a simmering debate over the high costs of the scheme and the risk of breaching World Trade Organisation regulations.

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