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Advertisers mull pulling support for Sorayuth

Advertisers mull pulling support for Sorayuth | Online Journalism Laboratory | Scoop.it

Advertisers who support news anchor Sorayuth Suthassanachinda's news programmes are talking about withdrawing their support as long as he remains on air at Channel 3 while facing embezzlement allegations.

 

The chairman of an anti-corruption group allied to several major businesses has asked Channel 3 to take a stand on whether Sorayuth should step aside from his presenting duties now that a corruption agency has found against him in an embezzlement case.

 

The National Anti-Corruption Commission ruled last month that he embezzled money in an advertising revenue sharing deal with the public broadcaster Mcot Plc.

 

Pramon Suthivongs, chairman of the Anti-Corruption Network whose members include conglomerates such as Siam Commercial Bank, Toshiba and Siam Cement Group (SCG), said the network has written to BEC World Plc, the operator of Channel 3, asking it to take a stand on the Sorayuth case.

 

If the broadcaster does not respond to the group's urgings, the network will consider boycotting his show.

 

"Since the anti-corruption network consists of major companies which support good governance, we cannot sit idly by and do nothing when the anti-corruption agency has already ruled," Mr Pramon said.

Mr Pramon said the companies agreed it is impossible to cancel long-term ad agreements with Channel 3.

 

The companies, however, will review the ad agreements they have with Channel 3 on Friday and consider their next move.

 

Mr Pramon said he has consulted Toyota Motor Thailand, of which he is board chairman, SCG and Toshiba about the boycott.

 

"I would like whoever can reach Sorayuth to ask him to step aside. It will reduce the pressure. I only want our society to become better, cleaner," he said.

 

"I am not singling him out. If he shows the responsibility now, he will receive love and faith from the public and he will regain his fame in time," Mr Pramon said.

 

Executives from both Toyota Motor Thailand and Toshiba Thailand indicated that each company has yet to decide whether or not to boycott sponsorship.

 

Meanwhile, an executive at Central Department Store Co said the company plans to maintain its sponsorship of the programme.

 

The NACC ruling said Sorayuth and two others from Mcot Plc conspired seven years ago to withhold 138 million baht in advertising revenue sharing from Mcot. Sorayuth has denied any wrongdoing.

 

http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/local/316403/advertisers-mull-pulling-support-for-sorayuth

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Admin court judge sides with Sorayuth

Admin court judge sides with Sorayuth
Mcot should pay B49m to Rai Som, panel told

Mcot Plc should pay more than 49 million baht to Rai Som, the company owned by popular news host Sorayuth Suthassanachinda, an Administrative Court judge said yesterday.

Sorayuth has done nothing wrong in connection with advertising revenues from his programmes on Mcot's Modernine TV channel, judge Anucha Hoonsawasdikul said in an opinion statement.

The statement, which is not binding, will be submitted to the panel of judges handling the case who will then consider it before handing down a verdict.

Rai Som filed charges against Mcot in the Administrative Court in 2006, accusing the public broadcaster of selling more advertising time than had been agreed under their revenue sharing deal, and of not paying it at the agreed rate.

Sorayuth faces charges of embezzlement and bribery after the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) concluded that he embezzled 138 million baht in revenue sharing from Mcot and paid Mcot staff to help conceal the records of the actual income.

Sorayuth claimed to have honoured all the contracts and paid back the 138 million baht that Mcot said he owed it. He filed the Administrative Court case to get his share of the excess revenue, he said.

Judge Anucha said the court found that the advertising time had been oversold. He said Rai Som had adhered to its contract with Mcot regarding advertisement revenues. Rai Som therefore deserves its contracted right to a refund of the 30% marketing margin that Mcot collected, he said.

The judge estimated the sum owed to Rai Som, including value-added tax and interest, to be 49.35 million baht.

The judge cited findings from an investigative committee led by Pol Gen Pratin Santiprabhob and set up by former Mcot president Mingkwan Sangsuwan to back his claim.

The probe committee blamed Mcot staff and its internal auditors for making mistakes that led Mcot management to believe Sorayuth had embezzled money from them.

Judge Anucha also said Mcot did not demand any extra advertisement revenue share from Rai Som for over a year, and that a neutral company assigned to monitor broadcast advertisements reported commercial records that were consistent with records from Rai Som.

The judge also said he had found no evidence to prove that an Mcot employee was hired to conceal advertisements, and said that since so many people were involved, this would have "difficult, or almost impossible".

http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/local/321490/admin-court-judge-sides-with-sorayuth

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Distant Witness | CUNY Journalism Press

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