Six years to settle rice debt

The high cost of a scheme that backfired

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It could take at least five or six years to settle the estimated loss and interest burdens incurred from the Yingluck Shinawatra administration's flagship rice-pledging scheme, according to a Finance Ministry source.

A mill employee checks the quality of pledged rice kept in a warehouse in Ayutthaya province. (Photo by Thiti Wannamonth)

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