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Thaksin's frozen assets the answer to farmers' prayers

In view of the desperate situation now faced by farmers who have fallen foul of the ruinous Thaksin-implemented rice scheme, and the fact that Yingluck must be aware that the return to Thaksin of the estimated frozen Bt60 billion is highly unlikely following the failed amnesty bill, why is it not possible to arrange for the money to be diverted to the farmers?

I can think of no better way for both sides to find a basis for reconciliation, bearing in mind that this vast amount of money is now frozen by the courts and nobody else can claim it anyway.

I am sure that the Shinawatra family, who claim their primary concern has always been to support the farmers, and who already have a fortune of similar proportions, would see the broad benefits and be happy to comply.

Tony Ash


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