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Korkaew Pikulthong, a co-leader of the red-shirt United front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD) on Wednesday challenged academics at the National Institute of Development Administration (Nida) to come up with a better rice pledging scheme. 

He was responding to the move by a group of 146 academics and students at Nida to petition the Constitution Court to call a halt to the scheme, arguing that it violates the constitution which promotes free trade and prohibits the state from competing in business with the private sector.

Mr Korkaew said on Wednesday that he rejected their argument and the court challenge and supported the rice pledging scheme being implemented by the Pheu Thai-led government.

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