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Rotting rice came from old pledge scheme

Govt says no corruption involved as probe starts

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  • Writer: Patsara Jikkham & Phusadee Arunmas
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The government has conceded that more than 1,000 tonnes of rotten and burnt rice left near a warehouse in Phitsanulok's Wat Bot district was a product of the 2008 rice-pledging scheme. 

This rotten rice was found in a Chachoengsao mill, and was also blamed on poor warehouse facilities during the rainy season. (File photo by Sontanaporn Inchan)

The Commerce Ministry has set up a panel to look into the case, but the government insists no corruption was involved.

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