Re: ''Lotus leaves will not cover up rice problem'', Opinion, Oct 8.
Veera Prateepchaikul was spot-on in questioning the Commerce Ministry as to why the amount of the second crop of rice for the 2011-12 season, pledged by the government, has ballooned to 10.6 million tonnes, as compared to 6.9 million tonnes for the earlier main crop. Normally, the harvest of the main season of rice crop is much higher than that from the second season.
It is almost certain that the carelessness of the Yingluck Shinawatra government, and rampant corruption among government politicians, may have allowed rice from neighboring countries _ including Vietnam _ to be included in this programme.
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