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Farmers end protests on payment vow

Govt agrees rice debts will be paid by Friday

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Ang Thong rice farmers agreed to temporarily call off their protest yesterday after the caretaker government promised to pay them delayed funds for pledged rice by Friday. 

The agreement was passed on by provincial governor Pawin Chamniprasat to about 300 farmers after the group blocked the Asian Highway in Muang district.

Mr Pawin said the caretaker government is seeking a loan for the rice payments, since it was decided that such borrowing was unconstitutional.

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