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Regulator vows crackdown on misleading commercials

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  • Writer: Saengwit Kewaleewongsatorn
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The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) has threatened to revoke the licences of six satellite TV channels if they are found guilty of broadcasting exaggerated ads about drugs and food supplements. 

After the regulator issued 172 licences to satellite TV channels last week, six channels were accused by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of violating its rules by broadcasting exaggerated ads for drugs and food supplements.

"If they really did break the law, we will consider revoking their broadcast licences," said Supinya Klangnarong, a NBTC commissioner.

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