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Cabinet agrees to extend debt collection time

House of Representatives, The Cabinet agreed to extend the time for enacting the debt collectors law for another year, starting 27 Nov. 2023, prohibiting debt collection outside of work hours. Supports those who work night shifts

Mr. Karom Phonphonklang, Deputy Spokesman of the Prime Minister's Office, revealed that the Cabinet has approved extending the period for enacting subsidiary legislation under Section 22, paragraph two, of the Debt Collection Act 2015, for another 1 year. Therefore, it is necessary to expedite the enactment of the law to be completed by 27 November 2023 in accordance with the Act on Criteria for Drafting Laws. It takes time to gather opinions and information from those with rights and duties. or affected by the enforcement of such laws in a comprehensive manner. Including having to discuss with relevant agencies to determine other time periods, such as debt collection other than 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. on Mondays to Fridays and 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. on public holidays. or such time period is inappropriate, for example, the debtor has a career that works at night and sleeps during the day. By turning off the phone or muting the phone, making contact impossible. Debt collectors can contact debtors to be more appropriate to the current situation. Therefore, it is necessary to request an extension of the secondary legislation period for another year, from 27 November 2023.

Source: Thai News Agency