Sondhi has no right to take leave to attend his wife’s funeral

Imprisoned former media mogul Sondhi Limthongkul is not entitled to ask for leave to attend the funeral of his wife who died over the weekend of cancer.

Corrections Department director-general Kobkiat Kasivivat on Monday clarified the regulations of taking leave from prison by inmates to attend the funeral of their loved ones.

To qualify for taking leave, a prisoner classified as outstanding must have served two-third of his/her prison term; a prisoner classified as very good performance must have served three-fourths of his/her jailterm; a prisoner classified as good performance must have served four-fifths of his/her prison term.

In the case of Sondhi, Mr Kobkiat said that the prisoner who was sentenced to 20 years’ imprisonment has been in prison for just one month.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)

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