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In Bangkok shutdown, General News, Uncategorised by Andrew Drummond

The following briefing by Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra was tonight issued to the Diplomatic Corps and Foreign Correspondents and international organisations by the News Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs before the start of the Bangkok shutdown. It is followed by the MFA chronology of events (unnofficial translation) which has preceded the current volatile political situation. AND FINALLY

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Thailand’s Rice Scandal – The awful truth

In Drew Noyes, Flying Sporran, Uncategorised by Andrew Drummond

(Cover: British rice worker – Thailand. He was a former millionaire who lost everything first to his wife then an unscrupulous foreign businessman. He worked for free, just a bowl of rice and  a roof over his head) There’s a monumental campaign going on at the moment to save Thailand’s rice industry. The country has dropped from being the world’s …