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Scholars: Rice bonds won't help

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The caretaker government still has some viable options to raise money for long-overdue payments to rice farmers but it must act decisively, say experts. 

The priority, they believe, is to expedite spending of money already approved in the central budget to help the Bank for Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives (BAAC) pay for pledged crops.

This approach would be better than issuing bonds, which might face legal complications, scholars taking part in a forum at Kasetsart University suggested on Saturday.

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