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EM shackles come off as supplier fined Bt84m

By The Nation

 

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Justice Minister Somsak Thepsuthin

 

Justice Minister Somsak Thepsuthin said on Friday (September 20) he had cancelled a contract with a private firm leasing electronic monitors (EMs) – ankle and wrist bracelets – to the Probation Department after the devices were deemed flawed.

 

He said the Office of the Court of Justice had been told to revoke court orders for 500 paroled offenders to wear EMs and to suspend their use pending consideration of the next fiscal-year procurement budget.

 

The ministry last month investigated an allegation that wearers could remove an EM on their own without the department being electronically alerted.

 

Somsak said the ministry cancelled the rental contract on September 11 and the department notified Supreme Distribution (Thailand) Co Ltd on Thursday (September 19) that the deal was off.

 

The department signed a 21-month agreement worth Bt74.4 million to lease 4,000 EMs through September next year. The department cancelled payment in full and levied a fine of Bt83,825,810 on Supreme Distribution, signalling breach of the contract’s terms of reference and damage to the state.

 

The damage was calculated at Bt1.7 million in delivery delay, Bt52 million based on Bt500 daily fine for each of the 4,000 devices not replaced within a demanded 26-day timeframe, Bt22,500 for two EM centre staff members who lost a month’s work, and Bt29.7 million because the department is left unable to spend its Bt21.6-million budget within this fiscal year and another Bt8.8 million in the next.

 

Somsak said the Office of the Attorney General would review the calculations.

 

EMs remain an important factor as the government attempts to ease prison overcrowding, he said. Thailand has 360,000 inmates behind bars and there are far more being jailed than there are prisoners being released or paroled.

 

Prasarn Mahlitrakul, director-general of the Probation Department, confirmed that the Office of the Court of Justice had been notified about the contract cancellation and provincial probation offices had been asked to submit reports on the 500 EM-tagged parolees.

 

He said judges could still order parolees to wear the court system’s own EMs or instead sentence offenders to periods of social service.

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30376490

 

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-- © Copyright The Nation Thailand 2019-09-20
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Until company heads start facing jail time for wrongdoing, nothing is likely to change.

 

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Well, I guess they need ones that actually work before they tell all foreign workers and expats they have to wear one 24/7.

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17 hours ago, thequietman said:

A background check on the owners would answer some questions. In 2013  , Supremes was chosen to be responsible for procuring 426,683 tablets worth 1,238,900,000 baht to OBEC and 7 other educational institutions under the Tablet PC project for Thai Education Zone 3 (Central-South),

 

2005 Supreme has been chosen by the Ministry of Education. And the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology To be a supplier, manufacturer, delivery and installation of computers for the "1 District 1 Dream Schools" project of the government to dream schools nationwide 928 schools, divided into Server 928 machines and 35,858 PCs. And complete the installation In January 2006.

 

2004, Supreme and the Thai Computer Industry Association (ATCM) have organized the "ICT Computer for the Younger" project to collect computers and allocate them to schools. In the countryside, Supreme has more than 50 dealers nationwide, which is considered a sales partner and is the main channel for providing services to customers of Supreme. the Nationwide, 2003, Supreme Trust has been entrusted by the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology. By collaborating with the Thai Computer Industry Association (ATCM) to create a project called "ICT computer for Thai people" or "generosity computer" in the amount of 126,000 units.

 

Ah, are we seeing a pattern forming here. 🙂

And the only products they list on their website are; Printer/Toner/Peripheral 

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22 hours ago, AI5AASIA said:

And the only products they list on their website are; Printer/Toner/Peripheral 

Peripheral's cover a multitude of things. 🙂

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I hope someone did not put an order in for a big Mercedes,

expecting results from the order,cancel the bracelets and

the Merc.

regards worgeordie

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maybe they are the same noobs that makes all those government websites and apps that does not work for 99 percent of the people

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On 9/21/2019 at 12:33 PM, AI5AASIA said:

And the only products they list on their website are; Printer/Toner/Peripheral 

Good enough, high tech is beyond their scope? 

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