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Academics: Ombudsman case has no standing

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Academics say the Office of the Ombudsman was barking up the wrong tree when it petitioned a court to void the Oct 16 third-generation (3G) licence auction and halt the licensing process. 

Sudharma Yoonaidharma, dean of the University of Thai Chamber of Commerce's law faculty, told a forum yesterday that the office's petition for the court to revoke the 3G information memorandum published in the Royal Gazette would not affect the case.

Moreover, the ombudsman has no authority to seek a court injunction to halt the licensing until the court has an order because it filed petition to the NBTC office, not the NBTC's telecommunications committee, which held the auction.

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