The Pheu Thai government's costly rice-pledging scheme has not worked out as planned, Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra's chief policy adviser has admitted.
In an interview with the BBC, Pansak Vinyaratn was asked if the programme had been a mistake.
"No, not a mistake," he said. "You can say this, though: it's not a very efficient way of spending tax money to create income."
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