The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) has revamped its ethics code, barring commissioners from receiving communication devices such as iPhones and iPads as gifts.
The NBTC board yesterday agreed the organisation's code of ethics must be improved to come into line with international standards, the commission's secretary-general Takorn Tantasit said.
He said the NBTC commissioners should not receive communications devices such as iPhones and iPads from private telecom operators on important holiday festivals such as the New Year.
There has been criticism over the appropriateness of NBTC officials receiving such gifts from mobile phone operators, he said.
The new code states the price of each gift which a commissioner can accept must not exceed 3,000 baht, in line with the Prime Minister's Office regulations.
The issue of introducing a stricter code of ethics was raised by NBTC board member Supinya Klangnarong during yesterday's meeting.