Looking inside ourselves and out at the world
Independent and neutral with regard to all political and religious orientations,® aims to promote awareness of the major democratic principles on which tolerance is based.

Finance Ministry: Ousted Thai PM's Rice Scheme Lost $15.8 Billion

A rice-subsidy scheme introduced by Thailand's ousted former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra lost 518 billion baht ($15.8 billion), the Finance Ministry said on Thursday. The scheme, which paid farmers above-market rates for their crop, helped bring Yingluck to power in a landslide election in 2011 due to support from farmers, mostly in the country's north and northeast. However, the scheme backfired when the government failed to sell rice to pay arrears to angry farmers,...

Read complete article
© Voice of America -

Follow us on ...
Facebook Twitter