Boom days are over, but rubber planters have a valid point in asking why the govt heavily subsidises rice and not rubber, says Veera Prateepchaikul | Bangkok Post: opinion

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Boom days gone, but rubber planters have a point

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Protesting rubber growers blocked the Bangkok railway line in Nakhon Si Thammarat on Monday night, forcing at least three trains and their unhappy passengers to return to Hat Yai. The main southern highway also remains blocked in the same province, bringing through traffic in both directions to a complete halt. 

The blockade came shortly after negotiations between representatives of the rubber growers and the government, represented by Deputy Prime Minister and Agriculture Minister Yugol Limlaengthong and PM's deputy secretary-general Suporn Atthawong, broke down.

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