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Lotus leaves will not cover up rice problem

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"You cannot cover up a dead elephant with lotus leaves." So goes this popular Thai saying, which means that a scandal or something evil which is widely known can never be concealed or covered up because the truth about it will, sooner or later, be exposed. 

Rice farmers in Lam Luk Ka district, Pathum Thani, rush to harvest their rice crops as floodwaters Nakhon Nayok’s Ongkharak flow in. PONGPAT WONGYALA

I am referring to this old adage to ponder the conduct of the Commerce Ministry in its handling of the rice pledging scheme, particularly regarding the information about the government-to-government export rice deals and the huge rice stockpiles scattered in various privately and government-owned warehouses across the country.

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