The long-delayed auction of third-generation (3G) mobile broadband licences scheduled for mid-December could be put on hold indefinitely if Ranongruk Suwunchwee has her way.
The Information and Communications Technology (ICT) minister wants the auction put off as long as possible, reasoning that the conditions deter state telecom enterprises and favour foreign players.
“These conditions discourage TOT and CAT Telecom but pave the way for foreign players to freely bid and grab our national resources,” Mrs Ranongruk said after meeting executives of both state telecoms over the weekend. (Bangkok Post)
Grab our national ressources ? ! Unbelievable.
A cheap nationalistic rant from the ICT Minister (?)… She’s happy to be the citizen of a third world country, where 3G phone could arrive (maybe, perhaps) in 50 years… Time for thai companies to… to what by the way ? 😉
I mean even Laos has 3 G phone system !
But in Thailand it’s more important to save the arse of the buddies… I mean : competition is a very bad word in Thailand. It’s a stupid concept, designed by stupid foreigners.
The good point is that Abhisit (“Change Yes We Can’t”) fully agrees !
Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva says that Thai telecom operators with limited capital deserve a fair chance in bidding for 3G mobile broadband licences because they might be at a disadvantage compared with foreign investors. (Bangkok Post)
The little puppet prime minister knows that he must kiss the hands of his real masters : not the foreign telecom companies.
And what about fairness, a word that the so called Oxford educated prime minister loves (along “democracy”, “rule of law” blablabla) ?
Why they don’t reduce the price of the licences ? 😉 Of course it would be too complicated for their one-neuron-brain. And they are way too greedy.
They want both the money of the licence, the butter of their thai buddies… and the arse of the foreigners.
So, stupid foreign investors. Now you do know, don’t you ?