UPDATE 3-Thai graft body to probe rice subsidies, adding to PM's woes amid protests

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blu_horizon wrote:

There is a 2-year supply of unsold rice, a glut so massive the warehouses cannot hold it all, unsalable at the subsidized price a giant Everest of slowly rotting food whose only apparent salvation lies in the hands of the thieves busy stealing it–better at least that it is stolen rather than seeing it rot in the sack.

All the while, loaded rice trucks wait at all the borders, Laos, Cambodia, Viet nam, a line of laden vehicles stretching to the horizon, waiting to enter Thailand where it becomes “Thai” rice, suitable for purchase at the subsidized price.

As can be imagined such a financial rape cannot go on and on. Now the cupboard is bare. There is no more money left even for the farmers. Without their pittance, how long will their loyalty last?

The middle class, thru its subverted taxes has paid for the farmers vote against them. The pittance received by the farmers is spent. But it is an ill wind that does not blow someone some good and the bulging treasure chambers of Mr. Taksin’s party are full. Of course Mr. Taksin and his billions are elsewhere because of course he is a wanted felon consumed with greed, hiding out in Dubai.

In a country so used to corruption one must stand in awe of a rapacious leader so brazen that even those use to corruption are outraged and in the streets.

Jan 16, 2014 6:06am EST  --  Report as abuse
dochi1958 wrote:

And now the anti-Thaskin faction want to seize power and install their own more corrupt, lying, greedy faction. From bad to much worse.

Jan 16, 2014 6:32am EST  --  Report as abuse
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