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Out of sight, but rice scheme not out of hot water

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Out of sight, out of mind, so the saying goes. And never more so than with the government’s primary, populist policy vote-catcher – the deeply troubled rice pledging scheme. 

Commerce Minister Boonsong Teriyapirom inspects a rice mill in Ratchaburi province. (Photo by Tawatchai Kemgumnerd)

It is largely out of the sight of the general public and, probably, out of their minds too because most of the mainstream and alternative media outlets no longer pay any attention to the issue – much to the relief of the government and, particularly, Commerce Minister Boonsong Teriyapirom.

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