BANGKOK, Feb 11- Billions of dollars in government spending aimed at revitalising Thailand's ailing rural economy have failed to reach farmers hit by weak commodity prices and drought, fuelling disaffection with the military government ahead of elections expected next year. Over the past five months the government has announced measures worth around 258...» Read More
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