Thursday, April 19, 2012

Parliament Porn Picture Scandal Explained

A porn image aired three times on a plasma screen in the middle of a crucial constitutional amendment debate in the Thai Parliament on Wednesday.  

According to reports, a provocative photo of a young Asian girl wearing only a white shirt and sitting with her legs spread with her hand covering her genitals suddenly appeared on four 55-inch plasma screens about 3 pm local time.

The photograph lasted about five seconds each time it appeared, replacing pictures of the chamber at a time when the House of Representatives were debating on a charter amendment.  Democrat Party list MP Pirapan Saleerathavibhagha was speaking at the time.

The shocked and embarrassed parliament officials eventually turned off all the screens.

A photographer of a local medium could capture the girl's picture and soon it went viral among Thai internet users.

Khamphi Ditthakorn, Deputy Secretary-General of the house who supervises parliament's AV system, said that the four, 55-inch plasma displays in the debating chamber are Wi-Fi enabled, adding that any of the numerous visitors to parliament could have hacked into the system.

The speaker has ordered an investigation into the incident.

I, too, have started an investigation and have a theory.

It’s rather simple really – a case of miscommunication possibly due to a lack of proper education in the English language by those in control of the Parliament video screens. The real intention was to put up a sports picture of prominent Democrat and former Finance Minister Korn Chatikavanij.  Korn enjoys soccer as does his longtime friend and fellow British citizen, Abhisit Vejjajiva.  

Somehow the order to “display KORN with a PUNT” became “display PORN with a CU..”! Well, you get the picture… and so did everybody else.

Korn With a Punt            Porn with a Cu..

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