Thai rice farmers are pouring into Bangkok to collect debts from the government.

China News Service, February 10, according to foreign media reports, due to the failure of the Thai government to pay millions of rice farmers arrears, Thai rice farmers protested, more and more rice farmers on the 9th by bus And the train to the capital Bangkok to join the anti-government rally and ask the Thai government to pay the arrears.

According to the Bangkok Post, 70 rice farmers in his county in Kanchanaburi, western Thailand, were carrying food, drinks and soft food on the morning of the 9th. Go to the commercial department of Bangkok and prepare to join the local rice farmers protests.

Twenty rice farmers from Phitsanulok in Phitsanulok arrived in Bangkok on the 9th. The local anti-government People’s Democratic Reform Commission (PDRC) leader Postton warned that 500 rice farmers from Beppu will join their protests.

The Yingluck government is unable to pay the arrears of 400 million baht for millions of rice farmers

The rice farmers in more than ten provinces in Thailand have started since the 6th Into the city, to the government outside the building of the Ministry of Commerce, pressure the government to issue rice as soon as possible. When the Prime Minister Yingluck, led by the Prime Minister of the government, led the Thai Party in the 2011 election, he was supported by a large number of rice farmers for his commitment to increase the rice purchase price and won the election.

However, the Yingluck government is now unable to pay the arrears of millions of rice farmers totaling 140 billion baht (about 25.9 billion yuan) due to insufficient financial resources.

It is reported that the rice farmers will march to the Ministry of Justice of Thailand on the 10th to ask the authorities to speed up the investigation of the Yingluck government’s rice purchase plan. The demonstration rice farmers will eventually gather outside the Office of the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Defence of Thailand (the temporary office of the Caretaker Cabinet), where they plan to contain Yingla and force the government to pay back the money.

Many rice farmers are in debt due to delays in obtaining payment. According to the report, the rice farmers in Man County had to borrow from usury in order to purchase crops and meet their daily expenses.

The chairman of the Agriculture Committee of the Ang Thong government in central Thailand said that many rice farmers have not received any money for six months. The government had promised to pay the arrears on the 30th of last month, but did not fulfill the promise. The rice farmers asked to meet with Yingla and seek a reasonable explanation.

To resolve the crisis, caretaker government business minister Niva Tanlong said yesterday that he will hold talks with rice farmers leaders to try to find a solution to the current stalemate. But the rice farmers leader Wei Chen said that there is only one solution, that is, the government must pay the arrears.

The Thai Party also plans to hold a meeting today to discuss the imminent problem of arrears of rice farmers. At present, the Ministry of Finance of Thailand is working hard to raise funds, and the Ministry of Commerce will also speed up the sale of stocked rice and pay the proceeds to rice farmers as soon as possible. The Foreign Trade Department of the Ministry of Commerce plans to conduct an export tender for 100,000 tons of white rice next week and conduct a domestic market bid for 360,000 tons of rice.

Suitely complained that the rice farmers have filed a lawsuit against Yingla for breach of contract

The Thai People’s Democratic Reform Commission raised 9.2 million baht for the rice farmers march on the 7th. The committee’s spokesperson Akanate said that part of the money will be used as a legal action for rice farmers, and other funds will be used to protest rice farmers’ food and transportation expenses. He plans to raise funds for the rice farmers parade today, hoping to raise 15 million baht.

The leader of the Thai People’s Democratic Reform Commission yesterday called on rice farmers to sue Yingla and the Minister of Commerce for breach of contract and demand compensation.

On the other hand, anti-government protesters claimed to continue their protests until the mid-April water festival (Taiwan New Year), the National Security Council Secretary-General Paraton said yesterday Government demonstrations are unlikely to continue to the Songkran Festival, which is only the morale of anti-government demonstrations to encourage a weakening protest.

Regarding whether rice farmers will participate in anti-government demonstrations, he said that the rice farmers in Bangkok and the anti-government protesters have different demands. They only want to recover the government’s arrears of rice. The money, not politically motivated, does not exclude some of them from agreeing to participate in their anti-government protests under the lobbying of anti-government demonstration leaders. If this is the case, it is likely to lead to violent conflicts.

To resolve the crisis, caretaker government business minister Niva Tanlong said yesterday that he will hold talks with rice farmers leaders to try to find a solution to the current stalemate. But the rice farmers leader Wei Chen said that there is only one solution, that is, the government must pay the arrears.

Responsible Editor: Zhang Xiaofang

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