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Government brings trouble on itself

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Resentful farmers angered by the cutback in the rice pledging price have threatened to protest in various parts of the country, putting the government in the hot seat with the possibility it may have to backtrack to appease its major voter base. 

My sincere thanks to Ms Supa Piyajitti, finance deputy permanent secretary. And apologies for such a belated show of appreciation for her moral courage in exposing the losses incurred by the populist rice pledging scheme for the 2011-12 crops, although the figure, 260 billion baht, has since been corrected to 136 billion baht by her committee.

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