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Rice farmers 'conned' by Chada

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Chada Thaiseth is known as an influential figure in Uthai Thani and a supporter of fugitive former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, as proven by his endorsement of the universal amnesty bill. 

Outside Uthani Thani, however, when his name is mentioned the first reaction most likely will be "Chada who?".

The former Chartthaipattana MP from Uthai Thani burst into the broader public limelight this week when he led a colourful procession of about 2,000 rice farmers from several central provinces, complete with dozens of farm trucks. They were en route to Bangkok Friday to demand long-overdue payments for farmers.

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