Getting Away With the Rice


From Manager, October 25, 2012
Sign on building: National Broadcasting and Telecommunications
Yelling from left: They must have colluded!, Are they colluding?, Certainly colluding…
Caption: While everybody pays attention to 3G… 2G is getting off the hook.

[The woman is Yaowapa Wongsawad, Thaksin’s sister, and a major force in the government. The man carrying rice bags is Commerce Minister Boonsong Teriyapirom. The 3G auction was criticized for allowing several major companies to collude on bidding.
In the cartoon, “2G” refers to the “government-to-government” rice trading deals Boonsong claimed he has made. He refused to provide any details of the deals claiming that it would compromise the deals. Many are suspicious as to whether the deals really exist.]

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One Response to Getting Away With the Rice

  1. bh says:

    When the details leaked, we have learnt that the 5 Million ton rice deal with Mainland China have a string attached: reciprocally purchasing Chinese industrial products – esp Chinese Locomotives, Chinese steel rails and Chinese made spare parts for Railways … as SRT are desperate for those stuffs.

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