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Rice farmers transplanting rice, Chaiyaphum Province

Foreign staff crisis threatens rice target

The crackdown on foreign workers may cause Thai rice exports to drop below the target of 10 million tonnes this year, with many migrants who work in the industry leaving the country.According to Chookiat Ophaswongse, honorary president of the Thai Rice Exporters Association, shipments of Thai rice to other countries

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Former Thai prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra questioned by reporters

Yingluck rice-loss bill cut to B286bn

Former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra will be fined 286.6 billion baht in compensation for losses incurred by her government's rice-pledging scheme following the latest evaluation by a government panel.Jirachai Moonthongroy, deputy permanent secretary at the Prime Minister's Office, who headed a committee looking into administrative offences involving the rice programme,

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Former Thai PM Yingluck Shinawatra during a conference

Yingluck Shinawatra held responsible for B287bn in rice scheme damage

A government committee has concluded that former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra must pay 286.64 billion baht in compensation for her loss-ridden rice-pledging programme.Jirachai Moonthongroy, deputy permanent secretary of the Prime Minister's Office, supplied the figure when he testified on Friday in Ms Yingluck's trial before the Supreme Court's Criminal Division

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