PM asks people not to buy Look Thep dolls if they cannot afford them

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Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha urged Thai people not to be carried away with the current trend of caring for the Child Angel or Look Thep dolls and should spend their money wisely.

The dolls are all about superstition, he said, adding that they are not something which is indispensable and they should not be bought if they cannot afford them.

Asked whether some of the rubber to be bought from rubber growers by the government will be used to make Child Angel dolls, the prime minister said it was much better to use the rubber for road construction.

Justice Minister Paiboon Kumchaya, meanwhile, expressed concern that the dolls might be used to smuggle drugs.