BANGKOK, June 27 (Bernama) -- Thailand's military junta's sensitivity to the wishes of the people has extended from providing free broadcast of the ongoing World Cup in Brazil right to the price of lottery tickets.
Heeding the people's complaints on high prices of government lottery, it announced the lottery tickets would be sold at their original price of 80 baht each, but only in front of the Government Lottery Office located in Nontaburi Province which borders Bangkok.
The lottery tickets would be sold daily and enough to meet the demand, starting from July 2, said the head of the Committee for Inspection Monitoring of the Government's Spending, Lt Gen Anantaporn Kanchanarat, at a press conference.
He also asked for the cooperation of vendors in other areas to sell lottery tickets at a reasonable price.
The price of government lottery tickets in Thailand was supposed to be 80 baht each but were usually sold by vendors at 90 baht to 150 baht each, depending on whether it was the favourite number or not.....