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NCPO approves new bill in wake of baby scandals

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  • Writer: Pradit Ruangdit & Lamphai Intathep
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The regime has approved, in principle, a bill seeking to ban commercial surrogacy following a series of scandals over the past few weeks. 

Turning point: The discovery of a "surrogacy factory" with nine babies all with the same father - likely a Japanese - stirred officials into taking action.

Spokeswoman of the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO), Pattamaporn Rattanadilok na Phuket, confirmed that the bill had been approved in principle by the NCPO assembly chaired by army chief Prayuth Chan-ocha.

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