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Boiling anger over Thai rice policy

Country has lost its position as the world's top rice exporter because of a failing government subsidy programme.

Last Modified: 28 Jun 2013 11:29
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The business of rice has been a big part of the fabric of Thailand but now, it is turning into a major political issue.

A programme designed to increase the income of farmers in the country is costing billions of dollars.

As is often the case in Thailand, the issue has been taken onto the streets.

Al Jazeera's Wayne Hay reports from Bangkok

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