Firms accused of cassava fraud

BURI RAM – Police have begun investigating two companies charged with defrauding the cassava pledging scheme of 212 million baht, Buri Ram governor Apinan Jantrarongsi said on Monday.

  • Published: 21/01/2013 at 06:21 PM
  • Newspaper section: breakingnews

Mr Apinan said Saeng Isan Agriculture Ltd and Chalobon Enterprise were suspected to have stolen 30,000 tonnes of cassava, worth 212 million baht from the pledging scheme. 

He believed that state officials were also involved.

The governor said he has put himself in charge of this year's cassava pledging scheme and instructed the committee to closely monitor the program.

Companies and cassava plantations that violate the conditions set by the government will be blacklisted, unable to participate in any of the government’s pledging schemes in the future, he added.

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