PM Yingluck insists time and again that food prices have not increased under her watch. She even announced publicly that 11 of her ministers would personally go to the markets the following day and check on prices themselves.
And, surprise, surprise! None of her ministers, with staff and media in tow, found any merchant brave enough or foolish enough to charge more than last year.
Ma'm, one far wiser than you said, ''You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you cannot fool all of the people all of the time'' (Abraham Lincoln; attributed). Thus, an Abac poll, published the same day that your ministers did their market visits, showed that 90.1% of respondents felt that food prices have gone up over the past year.
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