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  • April 2, 2016 1:00 am

    Irregularities in rice-pledging scheme, says ex-senato

    A STATE witness yesterday told the Supreme Court that there were irregularities in the implementation of the previous government’s rice-pledging scheme with regard to a programme to sell low-priced packaged rice to victims of natural disasters and people affected by unrest in southern provinces.

    politics
  • April 1, 2016 6:44 pm

    Irregularities in rice-pledging scheme, says Senate ex-panel chief

    A state witness Friday told the Supreme Court that there were irregularities in the implementation of the previous government’s rice-pledging scheme with regard to a programme to sell low-priced packaged rice to victims of natural disasters and people affected by unrest in southern provinces.

    breakingnews
  • January 4, 2016 1:00 am

    Rice-pledging scheme helped the country, Wattana insists

    FORMER commerce minister Wattana Muangsuk yesterday defended the rice-pledging scheme against allegations that it distorted market forces and caused huge losses, saying it was a public policy aimed at stimulating the economy and domestic consumption.

    politics
  • January 3, 2016 5:12 pm

    Rice-pledging scheme helped country: Wattana

    Former commerce minister Wattana Muangsuk Sunday defended the rice-pledging scheme against allegations it distorted the market mechanism and caused losses, saying it was a public policy aimed at stimulating the economy and domestic consumption.

    breakingnews
  • October 16, 2015 1:00 am

    'Complicated' rice-pledging scheme rated the NACC's toughest case

    THE INVESTIGATION into the rice-pledging farm-subsidy programme is the toughest task the National Anti-Corruption Commission has undertaken, NACC member Vicha Mahakun said yesterday. The NACC marked its ninth anniversary yesterday.

    politics
  • August 31, 2015 4:29 pm

    Rice-pledging scheme case starts badly for Yingluck

    FORMER PM Yingluck Shinawatra suffered a setback Monday when the Supreme Court rejected two petitions by her lawyers at the first hearing on the rice-subsidy scheme, which cost the country at least Bt500 billion.

    breakingnews
  • November 9, 2014 1:18 pm

    Most people want politicians to be punished over rice-pledging scheme

    An opinion survey by the National Institute of Development Administration found that 61.15 per cent of the respondents wanted politicians in charge of the rice-pledging scheme to face both political and legal punishments.

    breakingnews
  • June 13, 2014 12:00 am

    Prayuth says NCPO will not continue rice-pledging scheme

    National Council for Peace and Order Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha said Friday that the NCPO will not continue the controversial rice-pledging scheme.

    breakingnews
  • June 6, 2014 12:00 am

    Prayuth says NCPO checking frauds in rice-pledging scheme

    Junta chief Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha said Friday night that the sale of rice from the government's stockpiles has been slowed down pending investigations into alleged frauds in the rice-pledging scheme.

    breakingnews
  • June 5, 2014 12:00 am

    Junta called to end rice-pledging scheme

    Former Democrat MP Warong Dechgitvigrom Thursday called on the National Council for Peace and Order to end the controversial rice-pledging scheme.

    politics
  • June 5, 2014 12:00 am

    Former Democrat MP Warong calls on junta to end rice-pledging scheme

    Former Democrat MP Warong Dechgitvigrom Thursday called on the National Council for Peace and Order to end the controversial rice-pledging scheme.

    breakingnews
  • May 28, 2014 12:00 am

    Junta urged to keep sub-panel tasked with winding up rice-pledging scheme

    The Finance Ministry will ask the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) to maintain the subcommittee tasked with winding up the rice-pledging scheme, while the ministry's permanent secretary said the actual losses from the subsidy project might not reach Bt500 billion this year as feared.

    business