Local Concerns: Consumer Protection
This is a crucial moment for Thailand's consumer protection movement.
Agroup of activists pedal to the Royal Plaza lastWednesday as part of the ‘‘Consumer Justice Now’’ campaign, calling for parliament to pass a law that will put in place an independent body on consumerprotection. This morning, the activists will take part in a bike parade to parliament to urge lawmakers to speed up the final reading of the bill. APICHART JINAKUL
The establishment of an independent consumer protection agency, as stipulated by Section 61 of the constitution, has finally inched toward becoming a reality. A draft bill to set up the agency is now pending a final reading by the House and the Senate, who have already scrutinised the proposal earlier this year.
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