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THAILAND

New panel to oversee 'old' rice auction

News, Phusadee Arunmas, Published on 24/05/2024

» A panel has been formed to oversee the auctioning off of 15,000 tonnes of rice left over from the controversial rice-pledging scheme launched during former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra's administration, Commerce Minister Phumtham Wechayachai said.

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OPINION

Thailand's judiciary faces challenges

Oped, Thitinan Pongsudhirak, Published on 24/05/2024

» Thailand appears to be a country of 70 million, ultimately ruled by an unelected few. This sobering reality was on display when two connected groups of top generals seized power from democratically elected governments in September 2006 and May 2014. Unlike these blatant military coups over the past two decades, at issue now is the power and role of the judiciary. While Thailand has another democratically elected civilian government under Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin, the question that needs to be asked is whether the country is effectively under judicial rule.

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THAILAND

Yingluck optimistic about democracy

Chairith Yonpiam, Published on 22/05/2024

» Former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra says she sees light at the end of the tunnel now that the country has returned to a democratic path, 10 years after the coup that ousted her government.

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THAILAND

Old rice ‘to be auctioned next month’

Mongkol Bangprapa, Published on 21/05/2024

» The government will auction off 10-year-old rice left over from the Yingluck Shinawatra administration’s rice-pledging scheme next month, Commerce Minister Phumtham Wechayachai said on Tuesday.

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OPINION

Build trust in Thai rice

Oped, Editorial, Published on 21/05/2024

» The all-out effort by the Pheu Thai-led government to auction decade-old rice from Yingluck's rice-pledging scheme raises questions about the party's political acumen.

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THAILAND

Old rice safe but infested with dead bugs

Post Reporters, Published on 20/05/2024

» The Commerce Ministry's controversial stock of old, fumigated rice is safe to eat but must first be cleaned of all the dead bugs infesting it, according to the Dept of Medical Sciences.

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EASY NEWS

Tests show 10-year-old rice 'safe to eat'

Gary Boyle, Published on 20/05/2024

» The government will auction off the rice from Yingluck Shinawatra's pledging scheme that had been stored in two warehouses in Surin for 10 years, after a laboratory test result showed that the rice is still safe to eat.

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THAILAND

Lab tests show rice 'edible'

Chairith Yonpiam, Published on 20/05/2024

» The government will proceed with its plan to auction off the rice from Yingluck Shinawatra's pledging scheme that had been stored in two warehouses in Surin for 10 years, after a laboratory test result showed that the rice is still safe for consumption.

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OPINION

'We belong on HRC'

Published on 20/05/2024

» Re: "Thai Human Rights Council aspirations", (BP, May 17) & "Amnesty panel to mull inclusion of S112 cases", (BP, May 16).

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THAILAND

Push to sell old rice raises questions

Published on 19/05/2024

» Critics have slammed the government's plan to sell decade-old rice, accusing it of attempting to whitewash the loss-ridden rice-pledging scheme of former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra's administration.