Rice farmers block route to South

RATCHABURI - A group of rice farmers blocked the Wang Manao intersection on Friday morning, demanding overdue payments from the government for rice pledged under its controversial scheme, reports said.

The Wang Manao intersection serves as a gateway to Thailand's southern provinces.

Police put up road signs near the protest site telling motorists to take alternate routes to Petchaburi and the southern region.

Farmers in several provinces have protested and blocked roads after the caretaker government failed to keep its promise to pay money owed to them under the scheme by Jan 15.

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Discussion 1 : 24/01/2014 at 04:38 PM
if enough people fold paper planes as their work and vote as one block, I am sure some rich family in Thailand can arange for "above market price" payments ... :-o
Discussion 2 : 24/01/2014 at 12:47 PM
Lucky for them, I can only count 4 protestors, the rest are onlookers and press.
Discussion 3 : 24/01/2014 at 11:48 AM
The joys of populism. They were warned.
Discussion 4 : 24/01/2014 at 11:45 AM
Well done Thaksin, Yingluck and PTP ... even you own voter base has tuned against you Yingluck ... do the right thing and quit and go to Dubai

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