Politics: Anti Corruption unit file charge against Yingluck relating to rice scheme

Local press reports the anti corruption unit have file charges on Yingluck, relating to the rice scheme, and called her in to defend herself to the unit. The unit has a long track of pro establishment.

Currently, a combination, between the Yingluck government being a care-taker government and the establishment blocking moves, is making it hard for the Yingluck government to meet payment to rice farmers under the rice scheme. The establishment, seeing the opportunity, have moved in to use some disgruntled rice farmers as a political tool against Yingluck, thuse, many Thai rice farmers are now politicized. Less than 1,000 rice farmers, of the millions of rice farmers in Thailand, are now involved in protest against Yingluck.The blocking have reached banks, like the Government Savings Bank being pressured not to support loan to pay rice farmers.

But overall, as globe over there is massive farm subsidy that goes on without much excitement, what is with it, that have made Yinbgluck rice scheme extremely controversial?

I recently got into two Twitter debate about the Thai rice situation, one with @Khunjonty and another one with @CWCLewis

  • With @Khunjontly:

@Khunjonty hate break news goes against u ideology Jonty, but World Bank economist said rice scheme succeed lift income & GDP

@Khunjonty as I have been telling u Jontly, those two things are Yingluck’s objectives, so actually Yingluck met her goals

@Khunjonty the point u & me are close on agreeing, is the structure of the scheme, u say total failure & I say fail make it sustainable

@Khunjonty I do not have a clue why u say structure total failure, but for me, in my analysis of why fail at sustainable, is mainly 2 things

@Khunjonty first market reception extremely hostile from old stake-holders, minus farmers & press; years massive, constant & dirty attacks

@Khunjonty Second, is management failed, in market place, meaning countering massive attacks & second, failure to understand market force

@Khunjonty U can say, the massive attack, old stake holders & press, part of market force, I agree, but

@Khunjonty But I disagree to the massive dirty attack, like deliberate destroy of reputation of Thai rice quality, by stake holders & press

@Khunjonty And this is what I mean, when I said, all those massive attacks, always dirty in nature, means Yingluck never had a chance

@Khunjonty In summary, all, I can say, for the two years there, rice farmers really benefited like they never had before in history

@Khunjonty well, I have my position & u have u position, I respect u position & I happy for u, u happy about u position, same me (end)

  • With CWLewis:

@CWCLewis @BKKRobert @TheAsianist If u guys interested facts, a finance ministry civil servant, involved at high level of rice scheme, said:

@CWCLewis @BKKRobert @TheAsianist Supa said rice scheme, infected with massive corruption to the press, which most press reports as big news

@CWCLewis @BKKRobert @TheAsianist Yingluck responded, saying, if Supa has factual information of widespread corruption, please give to gov

@CWCLewis @BKKRobert @TheAsianist Supa, un-able to substantiate her assertions, said the press mis-quoted her

@CWCLewis @BKKRobert @TheAsianist Supa, corrected herself & said structure of the scheme, gives rise to opportunity to widespread corruption

@CWCLewis @BKKRobert @TheAsianist Guess what? about 90% of press, local & global, earlier play up Supa charges, no report this correction

@CWCLewis @BKKRobert @TheAsianist Is rice scheme corrupt? How corrupt is it? It beliefs vs facts vs beliefs, meaning, pointless argue about

@CWCLewis @BKKRobert @TheAsianist Concerning the Thai anti corruption agency, of course u guys are right, they after Yingluck & not truth

@CWCLewis Everything I reported to u factual & please, I not make it habit to do other people homework for them & so please search Google

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