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Farmers demand 3yr debt moratorium

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The caretaker government should consider giving rice farmers another three-year debt moratorium, Wichian Puanglamjiag, chairman of the Thai farmers Association, said on Tuesday. 

Mr Wichian said he is now discussing with co-leaders of rice grower groups nationwide a plan to submit an urgent letter to the caretaker  government and the Bank for Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives (BAAC) requesting for the debt moratorium.

The government had granted a debt moratorium for farmers in 2011, when the great flood hit all regions of the country, and farmers must now start to make repayments, he said.

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