RUBBER PRICE DISPUTE
Rubber farmers in the South have threatened to step up their protests if their demands are not met in seven days.
The growers want the government to give a guaranteed price for unsmoked rubber sheets of 100 baht per kilogramme. They also want the government to stop pursuing legal action against them, and have demanded the Nakhon Si Thammarat governor lift a disaster prevention and mitigation law imposed where the rallies are taking place.
The protesters said they would begin escalating their protests in Prachuap Khiri Khan's Bang Saphan district if the demands are not met.