Minister Presert Details Cybercrime Fight and Tech Initiatives


During the general no-vote debate initiated by the opposition, Prasert Jantararuangtong, Minister of Digital Economy and Society, addressed concerns regarding the government’s dedication to fighting corruption and cybercrime.

He highlighted the government’s success in shutting down over 30,000 gambling websites and deactivating more than 700,000 unregistered SIM cards.

Minister Prasert discussed national actions and ASEAN-level collaborations to combat cybercrime, including the initiative for an ASEAN task force focused on preventing online media fraud. This initiative has garnered support from major platforms like Facebook and TikTok.

Furthermore, the Minister underscored the role of technology in enhancing citizens’ lives, pointing to the implementation of a single ID card for medical treatments and the Cloud ID project. The Cloud ID project, set to complete this year, aims to link health data and other public benefits, improving service delivery.

The debate also touched on the work of the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission and the necessity for legal reforms to address emerging challenges.

Minister Prasert expressed the government’s openness to suggestions from the opposition, aiming for the greatest benefit to the public. This stance demonstrates the government’s commitment to addressing challenges and leveraging technology for societal advancement.

Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.