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Time bombs ticking for the Yingluck government

The Pheu Thai-led administration will only undermine itself if it doesn't stop playing with hot-button issues

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Political time bombs are not being laid by outsiders but by the Yingluck Shinawatra government itself, observed Post Today. 

Pongsapat Pongcharoen and Sudarat Keyuraphan are both in the running to represent the Pheu Thai Party in the Bangkok governor election.

The first and most prominent of these is the government's rice pledging scheme. Academics, political observers and independent organisations have tried in vain to convince the government that the scheme will lead the country into bankruptcy but the administration has stood its ground, citing the mantra that it is a good policy that benefits farmers.

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