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For more than a month, farmers across Thailand have been sleeping under a busy expressway in Bangkok as a form of protest to call on the Thai government to help solve the problem of debt among farmers. So far, the farmers from 36 provinces have been sleeping under the Rama 6 Expressway in front of the Ministry of Finance for 42 nights. The farmers request that their debt be transferred from central government banks, which charge high interest rates, to the Farmers’ Rehabilitation and Development Fund, which does not charge interest. The fund’s committee passed a resolution approving the transfer […]

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