Government Requests Four Month Price Freeze

Thai consumers have complained about recent increases in their cost of living.  

As reported in the Bangkok Post, a poll conducted in the northeast revealed that 59% of respondents felt that the government has not done enough to control cost increases.  Boonsong Teriyapirom, the Commerce Minister, stated on Friday that producers have been requested to freeze prices for four months to help keep down the cost of living.

Saha Pathanapibul Plc and Charoen Pokphand Foods Plc, Thailand's leading distributors of consumer and food products, have indicated that they will revise the prices of various goods and compare them with the cost of production.