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Government shrugs off rice programme concerns

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Despite mounting complaints by rice farmers over late payments in the government's rice pledging scheme, the national rice policy committee has yet to call a meeting about the issue. 

The government has meanwhile reaffirmed it will move ahead with the controversial, costly and loss-ridden scheme despite increasing calls from critics at home and abroad to ditch it.

Deputy Prime Minister and Commerce Minister Niwatthamrong Bunsongphaisan said the committee has not felt it urgent to call a new meeting.

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