The Consumers Network petitioned the National Anti-Corruption Commission on Wednesday, demanding that it investigates National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission secretary-general Takorn Tanthasit for his alleged failure to force two mobile phone service providers to charge the air time used by their customers in seconds instead of minutes.
Ms Saree Ongsomwang, secretary-general of the Foundation for Consumers, who submitted the petition, named the two mobile phone service providers as Advance Wireless Network and True Move H Universal Communications, both holders of 1800 Nhz and 900 Mhz frequencies.
She said that the telecommunications board of the NBTC had resolved on May 17 that phone air time must be charged by seconds.
Besides failing to force the two providers to comply with the telecommunications board’s decision, Mrs Saree alleged that Takorn also asked the board to review its decision.
She claimed that the failure to enforce the resolution had costed consumers about 18 billion baht in losses throughout the seven-month period. For that matter, she said Takorn’s conduct could be construed as wrongfully failing to perform his duty.
Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)