Thai red-shirt heartland backs government despite rice fiasco

Thai red-shirt heartland backs government despite rice fiasco – Reuters, January 27, 2013
Rice farmer Thiwakorn Chomchan hasn’t been paid in 2 months, but he is not angry with Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, whose flagship policy is meant to guarantee him an above-market price. Instead, he blames anti-government protesters in Bangkok…

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One Response to Thai red-shirt heartland backs government despite rice fiasco

  1. Wiz says:

    Farmer of Roy Ed (another UDD heartland in Isan region) committing suicide since the government refusing to pay for rice pledge to pay the loan of BACC to grow Jasmine rice which is supposed to be the real save heaven due the rice pledge that ruin the market for Jasmine rice — soon many UDD farmers will end up hanged themselves like this one
    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=814158568610070&set=pb.284415828251016.-2207520000.1390811940.&type=3&theater

    Farmer and the Rotten Poo – Yinglux has betrayed farmers and let farmer starved to death
    http://www.manager.co.th/Pjkkuan/ViewNews.aspx?NewsID=9570000007978

    Isan farmer networks gone mad for the broken promises to the point that they are going to block the highway access in all 20 Isan provinces – started in the first 6 Southern Isan provinces
    http://www.manager.co.th/Local/ViewNews.aspx?NewsID=9570000009559

    Ubon farmers (the main source of UDD men) threatening to boycott the election if they do not get paid for rice pledge
    http://www.thairath.co.th/content/region/398601

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