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Consumer activists vow to go it alone

Protection bill snag spurs networks to act

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Impatient activists have vowed to push for the setting up of national and provincial-level councils to protect consumers' rights after a bill calling for the establishment of an independent consumer protection body hit a snag. 

Jiraporn Limpananont, chairwoman of the People's Committee on Consumer Protection, yesterday said a recent meeting between consumer protection networks attended by over 500 people from across the country had agreed to a proposal for the establishment of consumer protection councils at national and provincial level.

The proposed councils, comprising consumer protection network members scattered throughout the country, will endeavour to safeguard consumer rights. The national council would be the coming together of the networks and its functions do not need to be governed by a bill which must go through parliament, she said.

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