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Yingluck promises farmers payment next week

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Rice growers from central provinces on Friday agreed to return home after receiving a promise from the caretaker premier that long overdue rice payments will be made next week, reports said. 

Chada Thaiset, a former Chartthaipattana Party MP for Uthai Thani and a leader of the rice farmers rally, said on a protest stage at the roadside resting point on the Asian Highway in Pang Pa-In, Ayutthaya, that he had already met and held talks with caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.

“Ms Yingluck promised that the rice payments will be made next week,” he told the farmers opn Friday.

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