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The selection of the first National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission
          The selection and appointment of the first NBTC followed Section 16 and Section 17 of the Act on Organization to Assign Radio Frequency and to Regulate the Broadcasting and Telecommunications Services B.E. 2553 (2010), meaning that it was in accordance with Chapter 1 Part 2 of the Act to seek a list of 22 experts through nomination as the first list and with Chapter 1 Part 3 of the Act to seek a list of 22 suitable experts through selection as the second list, the Secretariat of the Senate as the administrator of the nomination and selection of the NBTC shall present the list of 44 suitable candidates from the two lists together with their profile and work records to the Senate for formal selection. From each list, suitable experts for the NBTC were as follows:
By nomination (the first list) 22 experts
  • Two experts in sound broadcasting services
  • Two experts in television broadcasting services
  • Four experts in telecommunications services
  • Four legal experts
  • Four experts in economics
  • Two experts in consumer protection beneficial to the regulation of sound broadcasting and television broadcasting services 
  • Two experts in consumer protection beneficial to the regulation of telecommunications services
  • Two experts in education and culture beneficial to the regulation of sound broadcasting and television broadcasting services
By selection (the second list) 22 people
  • Section 6 (1) Two experts in sound broadcasting services
  • Section 6 (1) Two experts in television broadcasting services
  • Section 6 (2) Four experts in telecommunications services
  • Section 6 (3) Four legal experts beneficial to the regulation of sound broadcasting, television broadcasting, and telecommunications services 
  • Section 6 (3) Four experts in economics beneficial to the regulation of sound broadcasting, television broadcasting, and telecommunications services
  • Section 6 (4) Two experts in consumer protection or civil rights beneficial to the regulation of sound broadcasting and television broadcasting services
  • Section 6 (4) Two experts in consumer protection or civil rights beneficial to the regulation of telecommunications services
  • Section 6 (5) Two experts in education and culture beneficial to the regulation of sound broadcasting, television broadcasting, and telecommunications services 

          Thereafter, the President of the Senate appointed the Ordinary Commission to review the profile, conduct, and ethical behavior of the suitable candidates for the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commissioners in order to present to the members of the Senate for formal selection.

          On Monday 5 September 2011 at 10:10AM, the Senate conducted the fifth senate meeting (ordinary session) in which the meeting’s chairman presented to the meeting an urgent issue which was the selection of the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commissioners B.E. 2553 (2010). When the Chairman of the General Committee to Review the Profile, Conduct, and Ethical Behavior of the Suitable Candidates for the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) presented the first part of the Committee’s report which is a public report after the discussions of the Committee members, the Chairman of the meeting conducted a confidential meeting as requested by the Committee according to the Regulations on the Senate Meetings B.E. 2551 (2008) Article 108 to consider the second part of the report which is a confidential report according to the Regulations Article 106 Paragraph 2. When the Committee’s Chairman presented the report and the members had sufficient time to discuss, the meeting’s chairman conducted a meeting publicly and the meeting voted to select the nominated persons by means of confidential voting using ballots for 11 persons. The results of the selection of the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commissioners were as follows: 
  1. Sound broadcasting services according to Section 6 (1) One expert – Air Chief Marshal Thares Poonsri
  2. Television broadcasting services according to Section 6 (1) One expert – Lieutenant General Peerapong Manakij
  3. Telecommunications services according to Section 6 (2) Two experts – Colonel Settapong Malisuwan and Colonel Natee Sukonrat
  4. Law according to Section 6 (3) Two experts – Mr. Suthipol Thaweechaikarn and Police Colonel Thaweesak Ngam-sa-nga
  5. Economics according to Section 6 (3) Two experts – Associate Professor Prasert Silpipat and Assistant Professor Thawatchai Jittrapanunt
  6. Consumer protection for sound broadcasting and television broadcasting services according to Section 6 (4) One expert – Miss Supinya Klangnarong
  7. Consumer protection for telecommunications services according to Section 6 (4) One expert – Mr. Pravit Leesatapornwongsa
  8. Education and culture beneficial to the regulation of sound broadcasting, television broadcasting, and telecommunications services according to Section 6 (5) One expert – General Sukij Kamasoonthorn

          The 11 candidates were, therefore, the candidates chosen by the Senate to be the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commissioners. The President of the Senate notified the successful candidates of the name list according to Section 17 Paragraph 1 and reported the result to the Office of the NBTC for the selection of the chairman and two vice chairmen according to Section 17 Paragraph 3.

          On 12 September 2011, the Office of the NBTC invited the 11 candidates chosen by the Senate to attend the meeting to select the chairman and two vice chairmen. The candidates unanimously chose Air Chief Marshal Thares Poonsri as chairman and chose in a confidential meeting Colonel Natee Sukonrat and Colonel Settapong Malisuwan as vice chairmen. The Office of the NBTC reported the result to the President of the Senate.

          On 19 September 2011, the Secretariat of the Senate presented the result of the NBTC selection including a chairman, two vice chairmen, and eight commissioners to the President of the Senate in order to present the result to the Prime Minister who would present it to His Majesty the King.

          On 4 October 2011, Office of His Majesty’s Principal Private Secretary presented to the Privy Council meeting for review and consideration before presenting to His Majesty the King.

          On 7 October 2011, Announcement of the Prime Minister’s Office presented the Royal Command appointing 11 National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commissioners as follows:
1. Air Chief Marshal Thares Poonsri Chairman
2. Colonel Natee Sukonrat Vice Chairman
3. Colonel Settapong Malisuwan   Vice Chairman
4. Lieutenant General Peerapong Manakij Commissioner
5. Mr. Suthipol Thaweechaikarn Commissioner
6. Police Colonel Thaweesak Ngam-sa-nga Commissioner
7. Mr.Prasert Silpipat Commissioner
8. Mr. Thawatchai Jittrapanunt Commissioner
9. Miss Supinya Klangnarong    Commissioner
10. Mr. Pravit Leesatapornwongsa Commissioner
11. General Sukij Kamasoonthorn Commissioner

          Effective since 7 October 2011. Page 21 Book 128 Special Chapter 118 Ngor Government Gazette 7 October 2011

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