At the press conference on Wednesday June 26th 2013, Mr. Thanawut Wichaidit, spokesperson of the UDD, has commented on the bruised face of the government that was hit by its own right hook called the rice pledging scheme.
Mr. Thanawut expressed his concern for the farmers and praised them for voicing their grievances directly at the government. “They need to solve this problem for their own good, if they can fix it, they are sure to gain popularity” Mr. Thanawut said, referring to the government. “Farmers are honest and hard working people and when they are in trouble you need to listen to them. It is good that they came out to protest because it can force the government into initiating dialogues that can lead to the solution of the problem” the spokesperson of the UDD remarked.