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Rice panel inconclusive on losses

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A meeting of the National Rice Policy Committee on Thursday was unable to decide on the amount of losses plaguing the rice pledging scheme, Commerce Minister Boonsong Teriyapirom said. 

Commerce Minister Boonsong Teriyapirom talks to reporters after the National Rice Policy Committee meeting on Thursday at the Commerce Ministry. The panel could not finalise the losses of the controversial rice pledging scheme. (Photo by Pattanapong Hirunard)

The meeting considered a report submitted by the Finance Ministry's subcommittee overseeing the programme's accounting headed by deputy permanent secretary for finance Supa Piyajitti.

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