Rice-pledging: ‘Huge loss’ on the cards (Thailand)

At least Bt1.3 billion could be lost to corruption under the government’s rice-pledging project, with warehouses alleging that officials have insisted on under-the-table money for allowing them to join the scheme.

A source from a warehouse operator taking part in the programme said each warehouse would have to pay Bt2 per 100-kilogram bag of rice to officials in exchange for joining the project.

“Officials from the Public Warehouses Organisation [PWO], which is responsible for rice stockpiles, have asked for ‘tea money’. If we [warehouses] don’t pay them, we will not be allowed to store the government’s rice stockpile,” said the source, who asked not to be named.

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About Antoni Uni

I am born in Haarlem, the Netherlands, and went to Spain, l'Escala - Costabrava, in 1988. After 15 years I made a mistake and went travelling in S.E. Asia. and in 2005 I dropped down in Bangkok where I still live. Mijn website met foto's is: http://www.antoniuniphotography.com/
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