Boonsong attends funeral

Boonsong attends funeral
The image of Boonsong Teriyapirom taken in 2017. (Bangkok Post file photo)
The image of Boonsong Teriyapirom taken in 2017. (Bangkok Post file photo)

Imprisoned former business minister Boonsong Teriyapirom followed prison protocol before being provided permission to attend his mother’s funeral in Chiang Mai, stated Wuttichai Jenwiriyakul, movie director of the Klong Prem Central Prison.

The prison chief was on Tuesday  responding to open public queries sparked simply by an image of Boonsong out of prison and joining his loved ones at his mom’s funeral rites.

Boonsong happens to be serving a long prison term for their involvement in the fake rice deal under the Yingluck Shinawatra management.

Mr Wuttichai said that Boonsong was eligible to apply for prison leave.

The former commerce minister had correctly requested the depart and attached their mother’s death certificate with the required documents.

Right after he reviewed the request and found everything was in order, he granted the particular request for Boonsong in order to leave the jail from Sunday to Monday.

On Sunday evening, Boonsong was transferred to a prison in Lamphun where he invested the night. Lamphun is usually Chiang Mai’s neighbouring province.

The next day, he has been escorted to the funeral rite. After the wedding ceremony ended, Boonsong travelled back to Klong Prem prison in Bangkok.

Mister Wuttichai said a similar request was authorized for red-shirt leader Nattawut Saikuar, who had been also serving period at Klong Prem, to attend his dad’s funeral.

Justice Minister Somsak Thepsutin said the particular Corrections Department was authorised to approve the leave and that Boonsong has not offered out his jail term.

Boonsong, who was sentenced to 48 many years in jail from the Supreme Court more than bogus government-to-government rice deals, has had their term reduced to 10 years and 8 months.

He is due to be released from jail in April 2028.