Controversies of 2012
The rice-pledging scheme was one of the most controversial issues of 2012.
The matter was put to a three-day censure debate from Nov 25-27 in which the opposition Democrat Party blamed the government for Thailand losing its rank as the world's top rice exporter.
Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra was also accused of failure in tackling widespread corruption in the scheme, which ran for the second season since October 2010.
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