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Digital centres to screen social media to be set up, Isoc confirms in Phuket

PHUKET: Digital centres will be set up to screen information on social media, a senior official from the Internal Security Operation Command (ISOC), the political arm of the Thai military, confirmed in Phuket yesterday (Mar 21).

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By The Phuket News

Thursday 22 March 2018, 04:00PM


Col Tammanoon Maison (pronounced “my-son”), Director of the Information Operation Division at ISOC’s Policy and Strategy Office, confirmed the news at a meeting at the ISOC Phuket headquarters in Phuket Town.

The meeting was held to reportedly to follow up on projects of ISOC projects in Phuket.

Present at the meeting was Capt Boworn Promkaewgnam, usually reported as the Deputy Director of the ISOC office in Phuket, but yesterday reported as the head of the Policy and Strategy Office of Isoc’s Phuket office, among other officials.

“In the future, digital centres will be set up for screening information on social media,” Col Tammanoon said, according to a report by the Phuket office of the Public Relations Department (PR Phuket).

“Right now we are working with the media to publicise government policies. This information will be sent to provincial ISOC offices so they can inform other government offices and the people,” he added.

“People will be informed about important policies for future benefits,” Col Tammanoon said.

Areas covered at the meeting were identified as follows:

Central Phuket
  • Entertainment venues and places of assembly being used for unlawful purposes or management
  • Beach management
  • Encroachment investigations
  • Natural resources management
  • Checking of migrants
  • Checking of lottery-ticket vendors
  • Intellectual property crime suppression

However, no specific details of any ISOC projects in Phuket related to these areas of interest were revealed in the report provided by the PR Phuket office.

“Phuket ISOC has launched many projects to improve people’s lives. The goal is to follow ‘Phuket City of International Tourism to be a Developed Province’,” noted the PR Phuket report.

“Phuket ISOC is responsible for checking and evaluating tendency of situations that might endanger internal security in the province. Any danger can be suppressed and countered quickly,” the report added.

Col Tammanoon said, “We admire Phuket ISOC officials for working to provide good security in Phuket. We want every agency to publicise the roles of ISOC, which is the main office that is responsible for internal security.

“ISOC is the main centre for solve problems among offices to relieve conflicts in the process of working to solve people’s problems.” he added.

Meanwhile, PR Phuket yesterday began circulating a national campaign poster for the public to report any instances of corruption via the the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) hotline 1299.

“The hotline is available for people to call for corruption report in order to quickly get rid of corruptions as well as to make solve people problem,” notes the campaign poster, signed by Royal Thai Army Commander Gen Chalermchai Sittisart.

 

 

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Christy Sweet | 23 March 2018 - 12:56:42

Until Thailland's absurd, social elite protecting defamation laws are amended, you cannot expect the public to act as watchdog on corruption. 

Nasa12 | 22 March 2018 - 18:03:26

So next time a going to Immigration in Phuket, a hope a can see info and the phone nr on the wall in Immigration to the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) hotline 1299.

Kurt | 22 March 2018 - 16:26:04

Welcome on Phuket, ISOC.
Not screen, but support the social media
Social media is your friend, not your enemy
With info social media you can:
Handle absence of beach management
Fight continues encroachment on Phuket, illegal building ( Naiharn)
Stop illegal polluted waste water flows at all Phuket beaches, including urine,excrements
Enforce bar closing times at Chalong Patak road 
Handle t...

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