Panel wants ads banned, transmitters checked

Panel wants ads banned, transmitters checked - Bangkok Post, July 6, 2005
A House telecommunications sub-committee will ask the government to suspend the operations of all community radio stations, check their transmitters before licensing and ban all commercial advertising...
...However, Wuthipong Pongsuwan, adviser to Prime Minister's Office Minister Suranand Vejjajiva who supervises community radio operations, said the proposal was not practical.
...Also, the fact some community radio stations were operating from the houses of some MPs, both in the government and opposition camps, would make it very difficult to check them without the consent of those MPs and police support...
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