Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Dr. Pornthip Rojanasunan - The most trusted Siamese


Do you know who Thai trusted the most? Conducted in October 2009, the survey found Dr. Pornthip Rojanasunan(พรทิพย์ โรจนสุนันท์)to be the most trusted individual in all of Thailand while Doctors were the most trusted group.

Most Trusted Individuals: This survey found that out of 80 individuals Thailand's renowned forensic pathologist and director of the Forensic Science Institute, Dr. Pornthip Rojanasunan was ranked as the most trusted individual of the year. She was followed by Phra Ajarn Alongkot Dikkapanyo, the head monk at the famous Buddhist AIDS temple, Wat Phra Baht Nam Phu, Dr. Sumet Tantivechakul, secretary general of the Chaipattana Foundation, Phra Promkunaporn (Prayut Payutto) acclaimed spiritual leader and winner of an UNESCO Prize for Peace Education, and Phanya Nirunkul media tycoon who was the fifth most trusted individual.

The rest of the top ten were film director Prince Chatrichalerm Yukol (6), leading banker Banthoon Lamsam (7), social workers Nuannoi Timkul (8) and Suthasinee Noiin (9), and renowned marine environmentalist Dr. Torn Thamrongnawasawat (10).

People trust those who do good deeds for society: The majority of this survey's top 10 most trusted individuals were people who worked in non-profit organizations and dedicated themselves to helping others. Some of the respondents pointed out that, Dr Pornthip Rojanasunan has worked “dedicatedly and fearlessly to bring justice to our society”. When it comes to trust, politicians are the lowest: According to the survey, politics was seen as the least trusted occupation, followed by Psychic or Astrologer and Insurance Agent. The survey also found that Thai respondents trusted security guards more than they trusted law enforcers.
(extracted from http://www.lifestyleasia.com/articles/culture_4/readers-digest-trust-survey_4336.htm)

The following from youtube are film on Dr Pornthip by National Geographic Channel:

Now we know why she was chosen as the most trusted person in Thailand.

The Thai people considered Dr Pornthip as their most trusted Siamese in Thailand. Recently she was in Malaysia to testify and provide her professional view at the inquest of Selangor political officer Teoh Beng Hock case.

Dr Pornthip has gained the respect of many Malaysian; whatever the case outcome, she will be voted high if a survey is to take place in Malaysia for her....She has the spirit and courage to be difference based on her professional ethic to speak the truth. She said "You have to understand. I work for the rights of the dead,....My objective is to help the dead". For the dead cannot speak for themselves. That is the duty of forensic professional.

The most trusted person in Thailand, with high professional ethic and sense of duty to her profession. That is professional trust, professionalism or integrity.....which is missing in many profession today.....

Related articles

1. http://www.lifestyleasia.com/articles/culture_4/readers-digest-trust-survey_4336.htm
2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pornthip_Rojanasunand
3. Teoh Beng Hock, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teoh_Beng_Hock
4. Dr Pornthip leaves for home, Teoh's lawyers shift focus to 'note', http://groups.yahoo.com/group/beritamalaysia/message/114364
5. My earlier blog dated Thursday, October 22, 2009,Dr Pornthip Rojanasunand(พรทิพย์ โรจนสุนันท์)


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