Porntip the most trusted individual in all of Thailand


Conducted in October 2009, the survey found Dr. Pornthip Rojanasunan 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”.

Other individuals within the top ranks were also highly rated in terms of their dedication to the greater good. For instance, Phra Ajarn Alongkot Dikkapanyo’s work of helping those who suffer from AIDS is selfless and admirable, while Dr Sumet has been admired for his service to the King and his commitment to accelerate awareness of His Majesty the King’s philosophy of sufficiency economy among general public.

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. In the most trusted profession ranking, security guards were rated one spot higher than police officers.

The Full Lists & Analysis – “Thailand’s Trust Survey 2010” is published in the March 2010 issue of Reader’s Digest Thailand magazine.

  1. #1 by rahmanwang on Thursday, 19 August 2010 - 10:26 pm

    Malaysia most trusted person or institution ? MACC, IGP , PM or DPM or maybe Barisan? Take your pick.

  2. #2 by dcasey on Thursday, 19 August 2010 - 10:30 pm

    Well MACC, try chew on that! Any one have got the guts to do similar survey here … MACC, PIG, AG, DPM or even PM…anyone ??

  3. #3 by Jeffrey on Thursday, 19 August 2010 - 10:34 pm

    Our ‘trusted’ individuals based on 2009 Trust Survey conducted in Malaysia by The Digital Edge on behalf of Reader’s Digest are here –

  4. #4 by anak_malaysia on Thursday, 19 August 2010 - 11:14 pm

    her works and contribution to the CSI in Thailand is proven. Our Lawyer represent the government is also proven ….to be very lousy

  5. #5 by ENDANGERED HORNBILL on Friday, 20 August 2010 - 12:15 am

    In Malaysia, the top 3 most trusted individuals would be, in order of ranking :

    1) IGP Musa
    2) AG Patail
    3) Joint 3rd – Najib, Muhyiddin, Chief Justice Zaki.

    3 cheers to all of them: Hip, hip, hip, ha, ha, ha….

  6. #6 by raven77 on Friday, 20 August 2010 - 12:22 am

    This sought of surveys are so unUMNOish… the land of pirates…..Merdeka survey will publish tomorrow that the most trusted individuals are Rosmah, Najib and the AG, etc….

    This government …sudah hilang kemaluan….

  7. #7 by sheriff singh on Friday, 20 August 2010 - 1:19 am

    Most trusted persons in Malaysia (in whatever order):

    Eblaheemallee, Musang, Gun Puthooil, Suzaki, Nijab, Ayuddin, Seyfor, Alladin, Narzeley, Bocor, Dung kena Tangan, Taik M, Rosmama, Eekzam, Diam Diam, Mahader and Here, and a cast of many more.

  8. #8 by raven77 on Friday, 20 August 2010 - 1:57 am

    Come to think of it…in direct contrast to Porntnip …why are there so many crooked doctors in Malaysia..Mahathir, Chua soi Lek, Ng Yen Yen, Ling Liong Sik…and all from UM or U singapore… makes you wonder…..???

    All these docs have hit innocent Malaysian tax payers for billions….greed…pure and simple greed…I hope the PR throws all these docs in dungeons…

  9. #9 by boh-liao on Friday, 20 August 2010 - 2:37 am

    No big deal lah, loyar RM is also d most trusted individual in MACC n AG Chambers
    Certainly he is most wanted by all MU supporters (M not 4 Manchester but Mahidol)
    2 test his infamous hypothesis dat “Beng Hock would have weighed more if he was unconscious?

  10. #10 by waterfrontcoolie on Friday, 20 August 2010 - 6:32 am

    When the mediocre Prosecutor tried to use his ‘local grandeur” to trade insult with her; the country lost all its creditability especially trying to belittle her Alma Mater; not knowing where we have been over the last 30 years. A Jaguh kampong always has this ” Who are you and waht amI?” Indeed what are you? if not for the system? It takes an outsider to teach some of this little napolean some manner!

  11. #11 by ENDANGERED HORNBILL on Friday, 20 August 2010 - 7:01 am

    4 Most-Loved Persons in Malaysia:

    1) Front-back saiful
    2) Ditto Khairil
    3) mama ros Chan
    4) Gunny-sack alias guni-sex

  12. #12 by ktteokt on Friday, 20 August 2010 - 9:07 am

    Nothing surprising about the stupid statement “Beng Hock would have weighed more if he was unconscious?” Remember what AAB said about Anwar’s DNA having “expired”? And these people are still holding on to that tattered piece of paper known as “RUKUNEGARA” which among others states that Malaysia is to be a nation built upon “SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY”!

  13. #13 by k1980 on Friday, 20 August 2010 - 10:53 am

    That idiot was trying out Archimedes’ experiment when he dozed off in his bathtub. It seems more water overflowed from the tub while he was sleeping there. On waking up, he discovered his theory and ran naked through the streets of Putrajaya, yelling “Eureka!” Siti Insha was so shocked to see him in the buff that she went to school to scold her students.

  14. #14 by wanderer on Friday, 20 August 2010 - 11:15 am

    I have just read one of the most fantastic news in Bolehland!
    I have just read one of the most fantastic news in Bolehland!
    The main reason why our tainted judiciary has gone from bad to worst and genuine clowns were employed as Prosecuting Officers…. AG is busily and happily bonking away!…other matters can take a back seat. “Anwar, I am for real…yours, just a set up and made to deceive…..” Said the KING OF BONKERS.

    Malaysia can now proudly claimed we have top 10 most untrusted scumbags!

  15. #15 by dagen on Friday, 20 August 2010 - 1:30 pm

    Bonk. Bonk. Bonk.
    Huh? Wait. Wait.
    Err. No. No. No.
    Come back tommorrow.
    Yeah. Tommo….
    Bonk. Bonk. Bonk.
    Awww … What the …
    Jib? Shee…t. He wot?
    Oh same here
    Bonk. Bonk. Bonk.

    umno’s bureaucracy hard at work.

  16. #16 by k1980 on Friday, 20 August 2010 - 2:53 pm

    Bonk—- so that’s why so many babies being dumped all over the land. Wonder if Saifool and his DPP also dumped theirs?

  17. #17 by Joshua Tan Kok Hauw on Friday, 20 August 2010 - 3:06 pm

    If the officers of MACC have done nothing wrong or committed not criminal acts, why are they so afraid of being investigated, why the need for an inquest or RCI.

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