THAILAND: Southern farmers protest falling rubber prices

They submitted a letter to the provincial governor, calling for price guarantee for oil palm at Bt5/kg and rubber at Bt120/kg.

They said the prices for agricultural produce have declined sharply.

The planters arrived at the provincial hall in three palm-loaded trucks and continued their demonstration amid tight security.

Source: Daily "Pattaya Mail", Pattaya City; 15 May 2013

(Syed Rashid Ali, Karachi, Pakistan)