The draft law requires rice mills to issue purchase papers, specifying the variety of rice, weight, quality and moisture content. Random checks will be conducted and offenders will face up to Bt100,000 in fines and/or a year in jail.
Rice farmers in Thailand are getting increasingly worried about the Rice Bill, which drafters claim would improve their lives, but is now causing huge controversy. Researchers and senior government officials have now joined farmers’ calls for Thailand’s Junta the National Legislative Assembly (NLA) to address their concerns and avoid triggering future problems. Two major controversial […]