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A simpler way to help farmers?

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I cannot help joining my farming compatriots in an early celebration on hearing the "good news", that they will be out of debt in two years – thanks to the government’s generous rice pledging scheme and, in particular, commerce permanent secretary Watcharee Wimuktayon. 

The new head of the Commerce Ministry is the first and only person in the government camp to show such confidence in the merits of the controversial scheme, and to pronounce that it will wipe out the debts of our poor farmers if the scheme is continued for another two years.

These is a courageous statement and, as such, she deserves to be commended for having the courage to speak out.

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