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Abhisit: Rice scheme needs fixing

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The government should review its rice price pledging programme to ensure tranparency, Democrat leader Abhisit Vejjajiva said on Saturday. 

The government must accept the fact that the rice pledging scheme has created problems for rice farmers. In addition, it has opened opportunities for corruption, said the opposition leader.

The Pheu Thai government has become the country's sole rice buyer, paying prices at least 40% above market rates to farmers.

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