Thai farmers lodging lawsuit against government for failing to pay

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BANGKOK, 21 January 2014 (NNT) – The Thai Rice Growers Association has consulted with the Lawyers’ Council of Thailand to bring civil and criminal charges against the government after the latter failed to pay farmers in the rice support scheme.

President of the Thai Rice Growers Association Prasit Boonchuey and representatives of rice farmers nationwide on Tuesday met with the Lawyers’ Council of Thailand on legal actions against the government and Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. The group said the government’s failure to pay the farmers who participated in the rice subsidy scheme since October 2013 caused them great problems.

Read more: NNT

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