THAILAND: Rubber planters to ask govt. to solve falling prices

Chayan Sangkhapaitoon, leader of a network of rubber farmers in 14 southern provinces, said that Songkhla rubber growers and rubber planters nationwide are scheduled to stage a rally this Wednesday (24 July 2013), aiming to call on the government to tackle the price problem.

Representatives of Songkhla rubber growers will gather at the provincial city and submit a letter to the government via the provincial governor demanding they speed up taking actions against the slump in rubber prices.

Currently, rubber prices have continued to dip.The price of raw rubber sheets stands at Bt70-72 per kilogramme while the price of rubber latex is at Bt62-65 per kilogramme.

Source: Daily "Pattaya Mail", Pattaya City, 22 July 2013
(Syed Rashid Ali, Karachi, Pakistan)