Protest pressure on rice investigation

Anti-government protesters led by Luang Pu Buddha Issara marched to the Office of the Auditor General of Thailand and the Office of the Attorney General to apply pressure for a finding in the investigation into the corruption of the government’s rice pledging scheme.

Protesting farmers, who have camped out at Commerce Ministry for weeks, marched to the Office of the Auditor General of Thailand on Rama 6 Road in the same compound as the Finance Ministry around 10am. They did not enter the ministry’s grounds as all gates had been locked prior to their arrival.

Luang Pu Budda Issara, who is overseeing the Chaeng Wattana protest site for the People’s Democratic Reform Committee, have given the office seven days to explain the finding about irregularities of the delay in payment of money for pledged grain.

He said Chaeng Wattana protesters would change their strategy and seek justice for farmers.

The protesters planned to later march to the Office of the Attorney General situated in the Government Complex at Chaeng Wattana. 

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