Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Junta Loyalist Thepchai Yong Rewarded with the Control of ITV

The country's first public TV station gets temporary policy board

The Nation

The Cabinet Tuesday approved the appointment of temporary five-member policy board for the country's first public television station, Thai Public Broadcasting Service.

The public television station will take over main assets and frequency from TITV.

Board members are Narong Jaiharn, Apichart Thongyoo, Kwansuang Atibodhi, Nualnoi Trirat and Thepchai Yong. They will call a press conference at the Radisson Hotel at 3.30 pm Tuesday.

Narong is a law lecturer at Thammasat University. Apichart is the secretary general of the Sawasdee Foundation. Kwansuang is a special lecturer at the Chulalongkorn University's Faculty of Architecture. Nualnoi teaches at the Chulalongkorn University's Faculty of Economics.

Thepchai is former editor of Nation Multimedia Group.

The temporary policy board will take charge of the country's first public TV station, until the selection of permanent board is completed

I saw this coming a mile away. The Yoon Brothers certainly have their incompetent and corrupt fingers in what seems every media pie in Thailand.

They have certainly been well rewarded for their endorsement of the coup and their relentless attacks on Thaksin.

This is a sad day for Thai media.

1 comment:

Trirat said...

Sad day indeed. Confirms everything you've been saying. How can such a thing be allowed? Oh, I forgot, we're still under the junta. Could this be reversed under the elected government?