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PM: Farmers hostage to political game

Yingluck announces loan extensions for rice farmers

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Caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on Tuesday said she would continue to fight for farmers she said have been made hostage to a political game being played out by a group of people opposed to the government. 

This political manipulation had put the caretaker government in a difficult position in implementing the popular rice-pledging scheme, she said.

The prime minister said this in a television speech broadcast nationwide by the Television Pool of Thailand  about 10.30am.

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