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Boonsong: Rice sales 'secret'

Revealing G-to-G details 'could hurt foreign ties'

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Commerce Minister Boonsong Teriyapirom yesterday remained tight-lipped over the government-to-government (G-to-G) rice export controversy, saying details of rice sales are confidential and cannot be released to the public. 

The disused cargo terminal at Don Mueang airport will be turned into a warehouse to store rice under the government’s rice pledging scheme. The government has denied that flaws in the scheme have resulted in huge amounts of pledged rice remaining unsold. THITIWANNAMONTHA

Mr Boonsong has claimed the government has signed contracts to export 7.3 millions tonnes of rice under the controversial pledging scheme, though critics question whether the deals exist and have called for evidence.

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