The latest, is a battle in trying to calculate the loss of the rice scheme, and a war over accounting standard has erupted. Overall, supporter of the Yingluck’s scheme says the subsidy program is not over and books closed yet so that calculating the loss at this point makes no sense, but the scheme critics, insists, that a loss can already be calculated, with the battle-line between the two sides now have deteriorated to a argument about accounting standard about how to value goods stock, with the hate Yingluck Bangkok Post opinion piece saying, “Buy high, sell cheap, means loss” when every side accepts there is a loss, but the question is what level.
Then on Social Network, those that support Yingluck says, but the money that was pumped into the rice farmers hands, from the subsidy, has actually went circulating in the economy generating a money multiplier of about 3 to 5 times, so actually, the rice scheme impact on the economy overall, is a net gain. That argument, at even at one of Thailand’s most popular web-board, on this, caused a big argument, about financial standard, as how to calculate a government’s program, overall, costs and benefit to the economy.
Then for months now, there has been an argument in Thailand, about the quality of Thai rice in the warehouses, with critics saying it is poor quality, not actual proof of course. So, believe it or not, now there is an argument going about how to define quality, so another argument on food quality standard, with the argument that can only be made sense of, with the insane people of Thailand, like a journalist saying, “Eat certain brand of Thai rice and die in five minutes.”
Thai Intel suspects, that sooner or later, the argument, in trying to trash Yingluck’s rice scheme, will be about pest control standard as well, as some have reported that pest is a problem at the warehouses storing the rice. Then maybe sooner or later, an argument over the packaging quality standard of Thai rice. Then perhaps later also an argument over rice cooker standard. Then perhaps an argument over rice eating method standard.
But one thing nobody is arguing about, is that the Thai Rice farmers and Farmers Association of Thailand, today, said they will support Yingluck in the next general election. I guess the Thai rice farmers turns out to have made up their minds who is the good guys and who is the bad guys, without having to argue about it much. Meanwhile, global press like Reuters and Bloomberg are screaming “Evil Yingluck Vote Buying” mentioning nothing of the west’s various “Farm Bill” like in USA, only 2% of the population are farmers, but the farm Bill there is some US$20 to 30 billion. Then Eurozone various farm bill? How did the London HQ Reuters ever missed that? (Source: Several Thai press)
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