The son is shining at True

Economy July 14, 2014 00:00

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Suphachai Chearavanont, the head honcho of True, is very happy nowadays seeing how much his 20-year-old son, Korawad, has accomplished at his tender age.

The telecom tycoon might have never thought that his True Corp would someday try out his son’s invention. 
The product is a messaging app called Eko that is being tested at his company as a daily communication and command tool for its executives – surely including himself, who confirms the app works pretty good.
Born in Korawad’s dorm room at a New Jersey boarding school, Eko has secured US$1 million in seed money from 500 Startups and unnamed angel investors. 
Korawad is now studying at Columbia University in the US.
Too much happiness?
Many departments under the Commerce Ministry have seemed quick to respond to the National Council for Peace and Order’s policy to return happiness to the people.
Many of their press releases mention that each action is aimed at implementing the NCPO’s policy.
For instance, the Internal Trade Department’s press releases on fertiliser and pushcart price cuts and even on the permanent secretary’s office initiatives to solve the labour issue have also mentioned about bring back happiness to the people. 
Other departments’ releases on export promotion, trade negotiations and intellectual property rights protection have also mentioned about bringing back happiness to the people.
It is a good sign that every department is trying hard to follow the junta’s direction. However, please ensure that the attempts not only aim at satisfying the military, but also really serving the public.
Contributed by Petchanet Pratruangkrai