11-12-2013 10:33 AM | Thailand

Unpaid Thai rice farmers may protest, adding to PM's woes

Thai farmers who have not been paid by the state for rice bought under an intervention scheme are threatening to block roads in 26 provinces, adding to the problems of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, who called a snap election this week.

Yingluck dissolved parliament on Monday and called an early election after facing protests for weeks in the capital.

The farmers have been natural supporters of Yingluck and her brother Thaksin Shinawatra, a former premier whose policies helped the poor before he was ousted in a coup in 2006.
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