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Farmers were simply lured by money; don't blame them

Yes, Mr Somsak Pola, Bangkokians' attitude towards farmers has changed.

We now see them as fellow victims of Pheu Thai's corruption. Farmers must remember they were the biggest supporters and hugely responsible for getting this government into power.

I don't blame them - they were simply used, lured by promises of more income. If I were in their shoes, being offered 40 per cent more for their rice and 35 per cent more for wages, I would have been a red-shirt too. But have no fear. The government has managed to have the Cabinet approve Bt712 million so they can pay the farmers their Bt130 billion and everyone can go home happy.



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