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Fuel prices, fares frozen

Food may be govt's next target to counter critics

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  • Writer: Phusadee Arunmas & Chatrudee Theparat
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The government has decided to freeze energy prices and fare increases for all kinds of transport and may impose price controls on food after being bombarded with complaints over the rising cost of living from many quarters. 

Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has also ordered ministers to gear up the government's Took Tang Pandin (being cheap nationwide) street market festival to counter the Democrat Party which has labelled the rise in prices since the Yingluck government took office as paeng tang pandin (being expensive nationwide).

The Energy Policy Administration Committee yesterday resolved to put on hold planned increases in the price of compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) for the transport sector for three months, said Energy Minister Arak Chonlatanon, who chairs the committee.

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