Memo signed to protect consumers

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In what could be seen as an ironic move, Thailand’s Ministry of Justice yesterday signed to memorandum with the Office of the Consumer Protection Board (OCPB) to protect the rights of consumers.

Today, Thailand’s new property rental law comes into effect, with the OCPB acting as the governing and enforcement authority.

The Minister attached to the Prime Minister’s Office, Suwapan Tanyuwattana, Deputy Prime Minister and Justice Minister ACM Prajin Jantong chaired an inaugural event marking Thai Consumer Protection Day 2018.

They witnessed the signing of a memorandum between the Ministry of Justice and the OCPB to protect consumer rights and provide access to the justice system.

According to the National News Bureau of Thailand, the memorandum is part of the Thai government’s policy to ensure the OCPB informs the public of its consumer rights and provides swift relief for any victims.

Andrew Batt
The author of this article is Andrew Batt, the founder and editor of Andrew has been writing about property and real estate issues in Thailand and Southeast Asia for more than 10 years. He has worked for PropertyGuru Group, DDproperty, Dot Property Group, Hipflat and AsiaRents. He has also produced content for leading Thailand property developers and real estate agencies.

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