The government's costly rice pledging programme is again under fire, this time riling Virabongsa Ramangkura.
"I disagree with the government's plan to use taxpayers' money to subsidise the state's rice pledging scheme in the off-season harvest," said Mr Virabongsa, chairman of the Strategic Committee for Reconstruction and Future Development.
"The government had better shift its focus to promote high-value crops such as Hom Mali rice, organic rice, energy crops and fast-growing plants such as eucalyptus and the neem tree (Sadao). These will generate more benefits."
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