Thai EC approves 20 billion baht to pay rice farmers

‎The Election Commission has given approval for the Caretaker Government to disburse 20 billion baht from the Central Fund, a contingency budget, to pay farmers long-overdue money for pledged rice crops. Election management commissioner Mr. Somchai Srisuthiyakorn posted on his Facebook page on Tuesday. The farmers have been unpaid for the past few months. The […]

5,000 riot police on stand-by in southern Thailand

Rubber farmers in Thailand took to the streets again on Monday to demand that the government buy their produce at prices higher than the market, rejecting a subsidy offered last month and threatening violence if their demands are not met. Around 300 rubber farmers gathered in Bang-saphan district, around 300 km (190 miles) south of […]

Thai Farmers meeting PM Yingluck

Thai farmers expressed their gratitude to the Government for keeping the pledging price for a ton of rice at 15,000 baht during their visit to Government House. About 30 farmers and community leaders paid Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra a visit to express their gratitude to her for not reducing the pledging price of rice from […]

Accountability: Thailand’s Rice Mortgage Scheme

The Cabinet has decided to form a committee to inspect rice stock in warehouses participating in the rice mortgage scheme after receiving different numbers on the quantity of rice left in the warehouses. Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said after the Cabinet meeting on Tuesday that the Cabinet had acknowledged that the rice mortgage scheme had […]