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Logistics squeezed by farmer blockade

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  • Newspaper section: Business
  • Writer: Nareerat Wiriyapong & Phusadee Arunmas
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Logistics firms are calling on the state to end quickly the escalating protest by rubber farmers in the South, saying 80% of transport in the region is frozen and Malaysia-bound shipments are in limbo. 

Rubber farmers blockade a section of Highway No. 41 near the Surat Thani Cooperative in Phunphin district to demand the government arrest falling rubber prices on Monday. PATIPAT CHANTHONG

Losses are estimated at 300-400 million baht a day, with the cumulative total exceeding 1 billion baht as the protest enters its second week.

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