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Census system crashes around country
« on: May 18, 2012, 12:25:29 PM »
BANGKOK: -- The computerised system for conducting the Thai census crashed nationwide yesterday, and the authorities were trying to fix it, a senior official at the Department of Provincial Administration said.

Registration Office director Thawatchai Thammarak pointed out that the system had been in use for nine years, which was beyond the normal usage of six years. The malfunction left district offices unable to issue national ID cards or house registrations, so it also affected passport issuance by the Foreign Ministry's Department of Consular Affairs, he said.

The office pulled information from a backup database at the Registration Office's Service Area 1 Office (Wang Chai Ya) to use instead of the database at the Registration Office's Service Area 2 (Khlong 9 Lam Lukka). The system should be back to normal today, he said. The Registration Office was discussing other solutions in case this wasn't successful, he said.

Thawatchai admitted problems with the computerised system for the Thai census had persisted for three or four years and that, due to a previous controversy over database procurement, the department couldn't find new computers purchased for it and had simply maintained its ageing system. He said they couldn't find parts for maintenance, while procurement of new tools was stuck in red tape and was still under consideration by the Office of the Attorney General.

The director of the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration's Administration and Registration Division, Supapong Kritsanapan, said the city, after getting notification from the Department of Provincial Administration that the system was down, issued a memo to all 50 district offices to inform the public that related work was suspended. As it wasn't sure when the system would be back to normal, he urged the public to call their district office to check whether the system was back before leaving home.
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Re: Census system crashes around country
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2012, 01:35:14 PM »
the department couldn't find new computers purchased for it

 

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Re: Census system crashes around country
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2012, 02:02:55 PM »
 

  What if it was immigration
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Thailand’s national ID database crash attributed to ‘server problem’

Issuance of identity cards and registration of births and deaths was temporarily halted yesterday and this morning when the national database server failed.

PHUKET: The system crash of Thailand’s Department of Provincial Administration central database in Bangkok, affecting Phuket and the rest of the country yesterday and this morning, has been attributed to a “server problem”.

Phuket City Municipality was informed yesterday by the Region 8 Bureau of Registration Administration in Surat Thani of the problem, saying that some of the database system’s services were temporarily unavailable.

Services suspended included issuance of national identity cards and registration of births and deaths.

Luksana Apiratipunya, Chief of the Central Processing Unit in Bangkok, told the Phuket Gazette this afternoon that the system was now functional and normal service has resumed.

No reason for the server error was provided or whether or not personal data had been lost or compromised.
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Re: "The computer system is slow,"
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2012, 01:10:02 PM »
Govt's database woes continue for second day

BANGKOK: -- Most district offices and their service units were unable to issue national identification cards for a second consecutive day yesterday due to census-database problems.

"The computer system is slow," Interior Ministry spokesman Pipatchai Paiboon said yesterday. "We would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused."

Although census data could be retrieved from a backup server, the computer system experienced serious slowdowns.

Therefore, most district offices could only register deaths, births and new household registrations.

"The computer system has caused us headaches and much trouble for people," Muang Ranong district chief Surat Akarawirojkul said.

The nationwide problem prompted Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra to hold discussions with Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Yongyuth Wichaidit and Interior Ministry permanent secretary Phranai Suwannarat.

An informed source said Yongyuth blamed the system's ageing mainframe for the hiccup.

After emerging from the discussions, Yingluck said the mainframe should have been replaced many years ago, but due to complaints about alleged irregularities in the procurement plan, the replacement had not taken place.

"We will consult relevant authorities as to what we should do next," she said.

According to the informed source, the controversial procurement plan had stalled since being forwarded to the National Anti-Corruption Commission.

The Election Commission (EC), meanwhile, said the database glitch would not affect the by-election in Chiang Mai's Constituency 3.

"Voters can exercise their right during advance voting on May 27 or on the actual by-election day of June 2," election commissioner Praphan Naigowit said.
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Wonder what antivirus system they use :evilgrin
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Re: Census system crashes around country
« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2012, 01:24:51 PM »
complaints about alleged irregularities in the procurement plan

Well, well, what next?
 

 



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