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Prayuth: No state rice buying scheme

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The ruling military council had no immediate plans to continue the costly state rice subsidy scheme of the former Yingluck government, Prayuth Chan-ocha said on Friday. 

Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha arrives at the Army Club in Bangkok to lay down his budget instructions on Friday. (Photo by Krit Phromsaka Na Sakolnakorn)

"Today, if you ask me, there will definitely be no rice pledging scheme, but whether we have one in the future or not is a different matter," Gen Prayuth, chief of the National Council for Peace and Order, told senior military and government officials at a meeting on the directions of the 2015 national budget.

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