• Wed, 13 Feb 2019 01:00
    Decision to slowly phase out paraquat met with stiff opposition
    CONSUMER PROTECTION activists voiced firm objection to Agriculture and Cooperatives Minister Grisada Boonrach’s proposal to ban the use of paraquat chemical in three years instead of one year.
  • Mon, 14 Jan 2019 16:46
    No preservatives in famous steamed mackerel, corrects protection chief
    A consumer protection unit in Samut Songkhram province on Monday denied a widespread claim on social network platforms that preservatives were being added to steamed mackerels, a renowned local product of the province. 
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  • Wed, 03 Oct 2018 14:29
    ‘Illegal’ food supplement factories raided
    The Consumer Protection Police Division on Wednesday joined other agencies to raid four manufacturing sources of allegedly illegal food supplements in Pathum Thani, Ayutthaya and Bangkok's Lat Phrao and Don Mueang.
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  • Wed, 12 Sep 2018 01:00
    Dispute over drug dispensing continues
    Ministry official calls for resolution as nurses, pharmacists fight over clauses
  • Thu, 30 Aug 2018 01:00
    NBTC sets conditions for granting safeguards to dtac customers 
    THE National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) will wait for either of the two bid winners of 1800MHz spectrum lots to pay the first instalment of the licence fee upfront before considering whether to grant consumer protection measures to 1800MHz customers of Total Access Communication (dtac).
  • Mon, 20 Aug 2018 18:30
    Rat found in bag of fermented fish
    Phuket consumer protection officials on Monday inspected the island’s main department store in Rassada after a customer found a dead rat inside a packet of Thai fermented fish (pla ra) products.
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  • Wed, 27 Jun 2018 14:40
    Bangkok Baraku shop raided
    Officials from the Office of the Consumer Protection Board raided an illegal Baraku water pipe shop and seized 33 pipes early on Wednesday.
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  • Mon, 28 May 2018 13:37
    Landlords petition Prayut to kill new tenant protections
    Business operators on Monday urged Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to cancel a Consumer Protection Board measure implemented on May 1 to protect customers from being overcharged on utility fees by hostels, apartments or rented rooms in residential buildings.
  • Mon, 21 May 2018 01:00
    Decision on paraquat ban to be made on Wednesday
    THAILAND’S National Committee on Hazardous Substances Control will on Wednesday decide whether to ban the domestic use of paraquat, a herbicide used to control weeds, after consumer protection and industrial groups joined hands to press for the ban.
  • Thu, 17 May 2018 16:10
    Brother of dieter killed by sibutramine wants second probe against Lyn pill manufacturer
    The younger brother of a Kanchanaburi woman who died on March 28 after taking Lyn weight-loss pills for days filed a complaint on Thursday with the Consumer Protection Police Division in Bangkok, seeking a new and faster-paced probe against the product distributor and manufacturer.
  • Sat, 12 May 2018 01:00
    Consumer networks threaten to sue over high cost of medical services
    CONSUMER protection networks have threatened to sue the Commerce Ministry in the Administrative Court for not controlling the price of medical services.
  • Mon, 09 Apr 2018 01:00
    Activists lament poor consumer protection for medical services
    CONSUMER protection for healthcare service remains very poor, according to health activists as they point to the lack of price controls for medical services and the continuing illegal denial by many private hospitals of Universal Coverage for Emergency Patients (UCEP).
  • Tue, 27 Mar 2018 07:19
    US FTC to probe Facebook over privacy practices
    A US consumer protection agency said Monday it has opened an investigation into Facebook's privacy practices, another blow to the social network, which is struggling to deal with a growing crisis on misuse of private data.
  • Sat, 17 Mar 2018 01:00
    New council being created to protect consumer interests
    A NATIONAL consumer council, which would be independent and work with the Office of the Consumer Protection Board (OCPB) aimed at effective Thai consumer protection, is currently in the making.
  • Mon, 15 Jan 2018 09:30
    Sale of hydrogen balloons to be banned
    The Office of the Consumer Protection Board (OCPB) is to ban the sale of hydrogen balloons, deputy secretary general Pikhanet Tapuang said on Monday.
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