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Help us too, rubber farmers plead

Seeing rice farmers overjoyed at finally receiving their long-overdue payments from the government for their pledged rice, Krabi rubber planters yesterday urged the National Council for Peace and Order also to help them get their Bt2,520-per-rai fertiliser subsidy.

Boonsong Nabthong, head of the Krabi Rubber Farmers Association, said the province's 4,511 rubber farmers were still waiting for the subsidy, which totalled Bt126.6 million.

The association urged the junta to help them because the rubber price had collapsed, while they had to send their children to school.

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