Still no explanation for that sexy photo that shocked the House on Wednesday, but a Democrat MP did his explain his interest in such photos while Chuvit Kamolvisit said much worse things were happening.
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(left) Democrat MP for Bangkok Nat Bantadtan photographed by an unnamed cameramen in parliament on Wednesday looking at a naughty photo and (right) admitting and explaining the incident yesterday. Photo by Chanat Katanyu.
Lewd photo in parliament still a mystery
Parliament officials are still puzzling over how a pornographic image emerged on screen in the House chamber during the charter amendment debate on Wednesday afternoon.
House secretary-general Pithoon Poomhiran said he had instructed his deputy Khamphi Ditthakorn to investigate the image and had expected an answer yesterday.
Mr Pithoon believed some House staff were behind the incident which he said had seriously tarnished the image of the Thai parliament. He wants to punish any staff involved and said if the wrongdoer was not exposed, he would impose across-the-board punishments.
Mr Khamphi called a meeting of officials which lasted for more than three hours yesterday afternoon but failed to get to the bottom of who was responsible for the pornographic image.
He said they did not find any House officials responsible and parliament audio-visual staff were already banned from watching movies or images on duty.
Mr Khamphi would wait for experts to inspect the software of the AV control room at parliament. The checks will be concluded before Monday. He will also find out if anyone could have hacked into the parliament’s AV system. He said that plasma screen displays in the House chamber received wireless transmissions of pictures.
Meanwhile, Democrat MP for Bangkok Nat Bantadtan admitted yesterday to looking at another pornographic image during a House meeting.
In response to a published photo of him apparently looking at pornography on his smartphone in parliament on Wednesday, Mr Nat told the press yesterday he had to use his phone to follow up on work and sometimes his friends posted messages or images on social network sites which he could access via his phone as well.
He admitted he had looked at a pornographic photo but said he had done so only briefly after a friend had sent him the photo as a joke.
At the same time, outspoken MP Chuvit Kamolvisit on Thursday said there was a lot more “bad behaviour” going on in the parliament than the unexpected pornographic image.
For example, some MPs sitting at the back of the chamber liked to put their legs up on the table, some were sleeping and snoring loudly and some even looked at illegal football betting forms as well as checking out local and foreign football score results, Mr Chuvit said.
naughty – involving or suggesting sex ไม่เหมาะสม, ลามก
admit – to agree that something is true, especially when you are unhappy, sorry or surprised about it ยอมรับ
incident – something that happens, usually something bad เหตุการณ์
lewd – referring to sex in a rude and offensive way ลามก
mystery – not explained or known สิ่งที่ไม่สามารถอธิบายได้, ความแปลกประหลาด, ลึกลับ
puzzled – confused; unable to understand something or think clearly about it สับสน
pornographic – describing or showing naked people and sexual acts in order to make people feel sexually excited, especially in a way that many other people find offensive ลามก
image – a photograph, painting, or other work of art that represents a person or thing รูปภาพ
emerge – to appear ปรากฏออกมา
chamber – a room used for the particular purpose ห้อง, ห้องผู้พิพากษา, ห้องสำนักงานทนายความ
charter – a constitution รัฐธรรมนูญ
amendment – a change made to a law or agreement, in this case, to the constitution การแก้ไขกฎหมาย ในที่นี้หมายถึงการแก้ไขรัฐธรรมนูญ
debate – a discussion in which people or groups state different opinions about a subject การอภิปราย, การโต้วาที, การถกเถียง
instruct – to tell somebody to do something, especially in a formal or official way สั่ง
deputy – a person whose rank is immediately below that of the leader of an organisation รอง
investigate – to try to find out the facts about something in order to learn the truth about it ตรวจสอบหาความจริง
tarnish – to spoil; to make people have a worse opinion of you than they did before ทำให้เสื่อมเสีย
image – an opinion that people have about someone or something ภาพลักษณ์
exposed – made known; uncovered เปิดเยต่อ
impose – to force someone to accept something กำหนด
across-the-board – involving everyone or everything in a company, an industry, etc ทั่วทั้งหมด
get to the bottom of – to find out the real cause of something, especially something unpleasant หาสาเหตุ
responsible for – deserving to be blamed for something that has happened มีความรับผิดชอบ
audio-visual – involving/using both sound and pictures สตทัศน-
banned – officially not allowed to do something ถูกห้าม
expert – someone who has a particular skill or who knows a lot about a particular subject ผู้เชี่ยวชาญ
inspect – to look at something carefully ตรวจสอบ
conclude – to finish; to complete an official agreement or task, or arrange a business deal จบ
wireless – a system of sending and receiving signals ไร้สาย
transmission – the process of sending out electronic signals such as television or radio signals การส่งสัญญาณ แพร่ภาพ กระจายเสียง
apparently – based only on what you have heard or think, not on what you are certain is true; seemingly ตามที่ได้รู้มา
social network – websites or other services on the internet for communication with people who share your interests เครือข่ายสังคม
access – to be able you can get into a place or use something เข้าสู่, มีโอกาสในการใช้
via – through ผ่าน
briefly – for a short time ชั่วครู่, สั้นๆ, ในเวลาสั้นๆ
outspoken – giving your opinion strongly and honestly, even if other people do not like it พูดโผงผาง,พูดตรงไปตรงมา,พูดจาเปิดเผย
behaviour – the way that someone acts or behaves พฤติกรรม, การกระทำตัว
snore – to breathe noisily through your nose and mouth while you are asleep กรน
illegal – against the law ผิดกฎหมาย, นอกกฎหมาย
bet – to risk money on a race or an event by trying to predict the result พนัน
local – in or related to the area that you live, or to the particular area that you are talking about ท้องถิ่น