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Ruling sought on G-to-G rice deals

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A large group of senators on Tuesday submitted petitioned the Senate speaker to seek the Constitution Court's ruling whether the government's rice sales under government-to-government (G-to-G) deals required approval from parliament under Section 190 of the constitution. 

The petition, signed by 67 senators, was accepted by Surachai Liangboonlertchai, the first deputy speaker.

Paiboon Nititawan, a senator in the Group of 40, said the G-to-G contracts to sell 7.32 million tonnes of rice worth more than 114 billion baht concerned the country's trade and investment.  They might affect economic security, incur a public debt and cause financial and monetary crisis in the future, affecting all people in the country.

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