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Yingluck Shinawatra defends petrol price cut policy

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Thailand’s Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has defended the sharp cut in petrol and diesel prices amid worries over the effect on gasohol sales and production.

The measure, which has slashed the diesel price by three baht a litre and 91 and 95 octane petrol by between seven and eight baht, is an initial step to relieve people’s living costs, the prime minister said yesterday.

She insisted her government was still committed to promoting the use of renewable energy.

Read more: Bangkok Post


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