Representing PPAO, President Paiboon Upattising on January 27 signed Memorandum of Understanding with the Moral Promotion Centre (Public Organization) and took part in the fifth assembly on ethics and honesty within local government organizations. Organized by the Moral Promotion Centre, the assembly was held at the Rama Garden Hotel, Vibhavadee Rangsit Road, in Bangkok, and was attended by member agencies, and representatives of 31 local government organizations.
President Paiboon was accompanied by Chief Administrator Watcharin Pathomwattanapong and Chief of Internal Audit Division Yongyut Laksanawiboonkul. The assembly aimed to bring about the establishment of moral codes of conduct within the society as outlined by the National Moral Codes Plan 2014 – 2015, to develop strategies to establish ethnical and moral values to seven target groups, and to encourage collaboration between agencies. During the assembly, participants attended lectures of various topics including: “the roles of local communities and moral reform,” and “Thai values and the promotion of moral codes at the grassroots level.” Additionally, 31 local government organizations including PPAO as well as representatives from seven member agencies signed a Memorandum of Understanding. The agencies were: the National Anti-Corruption Commission, Ministry of Culture, Political Development Council, Office of the Ombudsman Thailand, Department of Local Administration Promotion, Office of the Decentralization to the Local Government Organization Committee, and the Moral Promotion Centre.