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TDRI chief slams 3G bid as 'fake' and 'calculated'

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The president of the Thailand Development Research Institute (TDRI) has slammed the government's "fake" auction for 3G mobile phone service licences, saying bidders got everything they wanted at an artificially low price. 

Somkiat Tangkitvanich, TDRI president, alleged Sunday on the think-tank's website that the auction - organised by the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) - was fraught with irregularities.

Advanced Info Service (AIS) bid 14.6 billion baht, while Total Access Communications (Dtac) and True Corp bid 13.5 billion baht to win their licences.

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