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Poll: Rice scheme derailed by graft

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Corruption is the biggest failing of the government’s rice-pledging scheme, according to more than half of economists surveyed, Bangkok Poll said on Thursday. 

The pollster at Bangkok University interviewed 60 economists at 30 leading organisations between Feb 18 and 26 for a survey on the populist policies of political parties. 

Asked about the rice scheme's failings, 51% of the respondents said corruption, non-transparent processes and lack of effective monitoring systems had derailed the initiative, Bangkok Poll reported.

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