The fairy tales just keep coming from the Commerce Ministry as it struggles to explain away the failure of the rice buying scheme, says columnist Veera Prateepchaikul | Bangkok Post: opinion

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Commerce Ministry, land of fairy tales

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The Commerce Ministry is quite the expert in keeping us amazed by the fairy tales it has continually pulled from its sleeves since the launch of the rice pledging scheme - which should be renamed the rice buying scheme - two years ago. 

The latest "believe-it-or-not" tale concerns some of the 1,460 cheques issued to the Commerce Ministry by mysterious buyers we are told bought rice under government-to-government deals. One of the cheques is for just 80,000 baht and change.

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