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Thai telecoms in limbo
Even if a court ruling went for the NTC, the state telecom enterprises CAT Telecom and TOT might appeal again, raising new grounds to challenge the regulator's authority. A ruling against the NTC, meanwhile, could call into question all the other decisions it has made in the past. This episode once again points the muddled thinking that goes into creating Thailand's unclear laws that lack transparency and therefore are subject to corruption because they are difficult to enforce.
How long will it take to straighten out this mess? It will take at least two months for the court to rule and then how long to establish the NBTC as special interests vie to get their representatives on the board? Don't hold your breath.
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