Thai Authorizes Order to Speed up Investigation into 1.75 Million Tons of Rotten Rice
BANGKOK – Board Chairwoman of Public Warehouse Organization, Mrs Chintana Chaiwannakarn, said Wednesday that she was ordered by Commerce Permanent Secretary Ms Chutima Booyaprapat to coordinate with the Marketing Organization for Farmers to notify the National Police Office to try to wrap up their investigation into the 1.75 million tonnes of rotten rice and adulterated rice within June.
1.75 million tons of rice are made up of 54,000 tons of adulterated rice, 653,000 tonnes of rotten rice and one million tonnes of C-grade grains.
Both criminal and civil lawsuits will be taken against the warehouse owners and rice surveyors.
As for the adulterated and C-grade rice, they are to be sold by auction whereas the rotten rice is to be sold to ethanol producers.
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