Rice farmer Pakasit Jamjaras usually spends his days tilling soil, just like his forefathers. Now he’s been harvesting signatures instead of grain, with a petition to King Bhumibol Adulyadej because the government hasn’t paid for his crop in five months.
A worker loads rice grains onto a truck at Srikobsub Co's rice mill in Nakorn Luang, Ayutthaya province, on Nov 27 last year. (Photo by Bloomberg)
"We are heavily indebted,” Mr Pakasit, a 47-year-old father of three, said by telephone from Phichit province, about 350 km north of Bangkok. “We need to repay suppliers of fertilisers and others.”
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