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Yingluck Shinawatra verdict opens another can of worms in the

Supporters of Yingluck Shinawatra are cheering an April 2 ruling by the Administrative Court, claiming it clears the fugitive former prime minister of all legal responsibility for her government’s graft-plagued rice-pledging scheme. The court overturned the Finance Ministry’s 2016 order – issued under the post-coup junta regime – demanding that Yingluck pay Bt35.7 billion in […]Read More


Yingluck Shinawatra freed of B35bn rice compensation order

The Central Administrative Court on Friday annulled the Finance Ministry’s order that fugitive former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra pay 35.7 billion baht in compensation for her administration’s loss-ridden rice-pledging scheme. The court found that order number 1351/2559 issued in October 2016 was not legal because the corruption in the process – which included the verification […]Read More


Thailand drops to 4th largest global rice exporter

According to the Thai Rice Exporters Association, the country exported 5.72 million tonnes of rice in 2020, which is a 24.5% decrease year on year. The export value was 115 billion baht. This makes Thailand the world’s fourth largest rice exporter, behind India, Vietnam and Pakistan. 421,477 tonnes of Thai rice were exported in January […]Read More


Kasetsart University develops new fragrant rice to compete with Vietnam

Thailand’s Kasetsart University (Kamphaeng Saen campus) has developed a new variety of fragrant rice, which is expected to compete favourably against Vietnam’s top-seller. Associate Professor Apichart Wanvichit, director of the Rice Science Centre at the university, today told a news conference, concerning the annual Agricultural Fair, that the new fragrant rice, named Hom Malaiman, was […]Read More


Thai rice exports may hit 20-year low in 2020

BANGKOK(NNT) – With the strong Thai baht, and the lack of development, Thailand was only able to export 3 million tons of rice in the first half of 2020. The Thai Rice Exporters Association has projected a grim outlook, reporting that the overall Thai rice export quantity this year will be just 6.5 million tons, […]Read More


Thailand to Make Largest Sticky Rice with Mango

BANGKOK, Jan 19 (TNA) – The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) has cooperated with several public and private agencies, including Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), in organising the event to make the world’s largest sticky rice with mango. Some 10,000 Chinese tourists will be invited and join in eating the Thai dessert. The event will be […]Read More


About 200,000 rai of rice fields in Korat affected by

Rice plants in some 200,000 rai (32,000 hectares) of fields in Nakhon Ratchasima’s eight districts are dying due to the lack of water after months without rain, an agricultural official said on Tuesday. Thirasak Butthanu, chief of Prathai district agricultural office, said the last rain over the rice fields came in June. Full story: The […]Read More


India is now world’s No. 1 rice exporter

India has dethroned Thailand as the world’s top rice exporter for the first seven months of this year with a total export of 7.05 million tonnes – a slight increase of 0.8 percent against the same period last year, according to the Thai Rice Exporters Association. Thailand ranks second after India with a total export […]Read More