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Populism has no place in agricultural policy

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They are all queuing up one after another _ rice farmers, rubber growers, palm oil planters, tapioca farmers, corn growers, sugar cane planters, and many more _ to pressure the government to shore up prices of their produce. 

Unless the government succeeds in juggling the various negotiating games with farmers' groups, the waves of protests might grow into a political tsunami.

If the government fails to strike a deal with successive groups of angry protesters, or to convince them that their problems will ease with some policy packages for long-term remedies, the chances are high that it will not be able to complete its tenure.

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