The government has set up a high-level committee to address the problem of overpriced lottery tickets and ensure that the retail price is capped at 80 baht apiece.
Government spokesman Thanakorn Wangboonkongchana said yesterday that Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha had instructed the committee to begin work immediately.
The panel will be headed by PM’s Office Minister Anucha Nakasai and include the heads of several government agencies.
Among them are the attorney-general, permanent secretaries of the Finance, Interior, Justice, Human Security and Social Development ministries, as well as the chiefs of the Budget Bureau, the Department of Special Investigation and the Anti-Money Laundering Office.
Seksakol Atthawong, an assistant minister attached to the Prime Minister’s Office, was appointed vice-chairman while the Government…