The government's tough stance on demands for a rubber price guarantee from southern rubber farmers stems from a belief it can win by adopting a divide-and-rule tactic.
ABOVE Riot control police and protesting rubber farmers clash on Phetkasem Road in Bang Saphan district yesterday. Several people were injured in the clashes. CHAIWAT SATYAEM
INSET A policeman receives first aid after being injured during a scuffle with rubber farmers. PHOTO COURTESY OFSAMAKHOM KON KHAO RESCUE WORKERS NETWORK
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