From Komchadluek, September 16, 2013
Caption: The high cost of living is just a perception.
On the bombs: Egg, gas and petroleum
[Refers to comments made by the Commerce Ministry’s permanent secretary Vatchari Vimooktayon. She denied that the cost of living was rising and that “It’s just a perception that goods prices are expensive.”
Vatchari was targeted by anti-government groups for statements like as well as her ministry’s inability to manage rising prices of basic foodstuffs despite an overall low inflation rate. She was quickly retired and replaced.]