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Govt will stand its ground, won't hike rubber price, Yingluck says

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Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra says her government will stand firm and not raise the rubber price to meet planters' demands. 

A worker sorts rubber tree logs into piles at Srithep Parawood Co in Wang Wiset district of Trang Sunday. The price of rubber is rising amid ongoing protests. The government has promised to raise the price of unsmoked rubber sheets to 90 baht per kilogramme, which has failed to satisfy many rubber farmers. (Photo by Patipat Janthong)

Speaking before leaving for a week-long trip to Europe yesterday, Ms Yingluck said the government would adhere to the result from Friday's negotiations between its rubber price solution committee and representatives of the rubber farmers.

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