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Angry rice farmers abandon government talks

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Farmers' representatives stormed out of talks with the caretaker government after officials failed to give an answer on when growers can expect to receive money owed to them for produce sold into the state rice-pledging scheme. 

About 500 farmers rally at the Office of the Permanent Secretary for Defence on Monday to demand a clear answer on when they will be paid for pledged rice. (Photo by Seksan Rojjanametakul)

Rawee Rungruang, western province farming representative and leader of the negotiations, abandoned the talks at the Office of the Permanent Secretary for Defence after meeting with caretaker Deputy Prime Minister Niwatthamrong Boonsongpaisarn, caretaker Deputy Commerce Minister Nathawut Saikuar and caretaker PM's Office Minister Varathep Rattanakorn. 

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