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NBTC committee's power challenged

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A member of the Group of 40 Senators on Tuesday petitioned the Office of the Ombudsman asking that it request the Constitution Court to rule whether the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission's (NBTC) telecom committee has the authority to endorse the result of the auction of 3G licences. 

Paiboon Nititawan filed the petition with Chief Ombudsman Panit Nitithanprapas, after the Administrative Court on Monday cleared the way for the NBTC to issue 3G licences by rejecting a lawsuit brought by the Office of the Ombudsman to halt the 3G licensing process.

The court said the Ombudsman was not a party to the matter and had no mandate to bring the case.

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