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PR spending faces scrutiny

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Alleged irregularities have been found in National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) public relations spending, raising questions over media impartiality. 

The NBTC allocated more than 128 million baht for public relations projects from June to October this year, but how the largest portion of the budget, worth 73 million baht, has been spent is allegedly unclear.

NBTC Watch, which monitors how the regulatory body spends its funds, say they are not sure whether the NBTC has used the money to promote its work through news programmes or stories, or through advertising.

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