Chinatown vendors urged not to raise prices of religious goods


BANGKOK, 5 February 2016 – The Office of the Consumer Protection Board (OCPB) has urged Chinatown vendors to maintain reasonable prices for religious and ceremonial items ahead of Chinese New Year celebrations.

Minister Attached to the Office of the Prime Minister ML Panadda Diskul joined the OCPB Secretary-General, Ampol Wongsiri, in reaching out to vendors and gold shop owners in a campaign to maintain the cost of living for consumers.

Those selling religious and ceremonial items have been urged not to increase their prices as Chinese New Year approaches.

The two government officials have also affirmed that no gold shops were found in violation of the law. Their demonstrations of gold weighing procedures are also in line with the OCPB guidelines and the prices of gold were displayed clearly.