Porn image shocks Thai lower house

April 19th, 2012 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS  

Bangkok, April 19 (IANS) Thai parliamentarians were in for a shock after a pornographic image flashed thrice on a plasma screen in the middle of a debate in the lower house, media reports said Thursday.

The photo of a young Asian girl wearing only a shirt and sitting with her legs spread suddenly appeared on a 55-inch plasma screen to the left of the Speaker about 3 p.m. local time of Wednesday, Xinhua reported.

The photograph, which appeared thrice, lasted about five seconds on each occasion while replacing pictures of the chamber at a time when the House of Representatives was debating on charter amendment.

The shocked and embarrassed parliament officials eventually turned off all the screens.

A photographer of a local medium could capture the girl’s picture and soon it went viral among Thai internet users.

Khamphi Ditthakorn, deputy secretary-general of the house who supervises parliament’s AV system, said that the four, 55-inch plasma displays in the debating chamber are Wi-Fi enabled, adding that any of the numerous visitors to parliament could have hacked into the system, according to the Bangkok Post.

The speaker has ordered an investigation into the incident.

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