No need to ponder if the flip-flop on the rice price may hurt the Thai government’s credibility - there's none left to lose, says Veera Prateepchaikul | Bangkok Post: opinion

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Can the Commerce Ministry be trusted even now?

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On June 18, the National Rice Policy Commission slashed the rice pledging price by 20% from 15,000 baht to 12,000 baht per tonne. Less than two weeks later it made an about turn, reverting to the old price and putting its own credibility and that of the government at rock bottom. 

Call it a "flip-flop", "backpedal", or to "swallow your own saliva" - whatever term is used, it does not matter as far as this government and the rice pledging scheme is concerned.

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