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Rice flip-flop takes flak

NRPC's price reversal 'hurts govt's credibility'

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  • Writer: Phusadee Arunmas and Chatrudee Theparat
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The government U-turn on rice-pledging prices has undermined its credibility and boils down to poor policy-making, experts say. 

The National Rice Policy Committee (NRPC) Monday reversed its decision to slash the rice-pledging ceiling price and will continue to pay 15,000 baht a tonne for white rice until Sept 15.

In the South, the 15,000 baht pledging price will remain until Nov 30.

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