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Byline: The Nation.
Calls for agency to be scrapped, or to get new board
The Thai software industry appears to be mired in trouble once again.
Internal conflict has flared up within the industry's leading organisation, the Software Industry Promotion Agency (Sipa), prompting calls for formal inquiries, resignation of its board and even the outright scrapping of the agency.
The conflict has become increasingly obvious since last year, when there were changes to membership of Sipa's board, its chairmanship, and its directorship. The board has two ex-officio members and eight appointed members, including the chairman, who can hold only two three-year terms in office. The director is appointed by the board.
In the latest discord, about 30 members of Sipa's staff sent a letter to the parliamentary member of the ICT Commission, urging the commission to investigate the work of the current Sipa board.