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A consumer protection network is calling on Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha to create an autonomous consumer protection body, something it has been trying to push through for 17 years. 

The Foundation for Consumers and its allies on Thursday announced efforts to revive the Consumer Protection Non-Government Organisation Bill.

The bill was last passed by the House of Representatives during the Abhisit Vejjajiva government and sent to a joint vetting committee chaired by Worawat Ua-apinyakul. However, parliament was dissolved and the bill was dropped.

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