Don’t stop the rice pledging scheme!

From Komchadluek, June 19, 2013
PM Yingluck Shinawatra: Don’t stop the rice pledging scheme… otherwise this farmer will die!!

[The government displayed unusual weakness when it caved into mounting criticism and lowered the rice pledging amount and then quickly restored it again. This sequence of events, which included a cabinet reshuffle, displayed surprising vulnerability and uncertainty, coming not from the traditional opposition, but from constituents who make up the core of its supporters.
The cartoon contends that the government’s populist schemes are merely intended to preserve the power of the Shinawatras and ending these schemes will cause their political fortunes to flounder.]

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