Admin Court urged to stop rice scheme
The Stop Global Warming Association on Monday filed a petition to the Administrative Court, seeking the judicial power to sanction the rice-pledging scheme.
In the petition, filed on behalf of a consumer and farmer protection group, it said the pledging scheme, which quotes above-market prices, results in the compilation of huge stocks. Deterioration in the quality hurts consumers and farmers and if allowed to proceed, the scheme would cause harms to the economy.
The petition named Yingluck, the National Rice Policy Committee, Commerce Minister and Commerce permanent secretary as the defendants.