Putting society up front at the DES Ministry
Putting society up front at the DES MinistryWithout an entrenched tech background, Buddhipongse Punnakanta acknowledges that he had to study hard and learn vigorously from various experts before assuming the role of digital economy and society (DES) minister in July. "I accept that I have to study very hard again for the first time since graduating," Mr Buddhipongse says. Before assuming office, Mr Buddhipongse couldn't recall any technology plans from governments that would cater to people in the society. "Fake news via social media platforms is having a nefarious impact on both the economy and society," Mr Buddhipongse says. The DES Ministry has to complete a draft regulation for the possession of assets linked to satellites and control stations under the PPP model by next year before Thaicom's concession ends.