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BANGKOK, 25th January 2019

Assistant Professor Dr Jitti Mongkolnchaiarunya, Dean of Puey Ungphakorn School of Development Studies (PSDS), Thammasat University along with, lecturers, staff, welcomed Mr Shaun Vincent, VSO Director of Operations, Asia-Pacific and VSO representatives to the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) Signing Ceremony between PSDS of Thammasat University and VSO.

As organisations whose core aim is to help the most vulnerable people in the world, we must always confront abusive behaviour and the misuse of power. When it comes from individuals within our sector it is a double betrayal, not just of the people we exist to serve, but of the British people in whose name we operate. Although this is only the action of a small minority of people, it is nonetheless an issue that we will not allow to go unaddressed.

On 11 August, VSO Thailand staff and guests were granted audience with the Thai Royal Family and received permission to co-host the royal funeral of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, a rare opportunity given to well-respected organisations in the country. His Majesty King Bhumibol had been the world’s longest-reigning monarch who was loved and revered as father of the nation for several decades. The royal funerary ritual took place at Dusit Maha Prasat Throne Hall in the Grand Palace.

Like most other organisations, we use online advertising technology from companies like Google to let people know about the opportunities ICS offers young people. These technologies make a guess about what websites young people are likely to visit, and make sure one of our adverts pops up.

So we were quite surprised to be featured on the front page of the Times because one of our adverts popped up.