11 July 2024

The Thephasadin na Ayudhya clan today (Thursday) offered condolences to the families of victims of a fatal road accident nine years ago and donated a 500,000 baht fund to be used to support the legal pursuit of compensation awarded to the victims’ families by the Supreme Court.

On May 8th, the Supreme Court ordered three defendants, namely the father of Ms. Praewa Thephasadin na Ayudhya who has adopted a new name, Ms. Rawinpirom Arunwong, the owner of the car involved in the tragedy and driver Ms. Praewa, to pay 26.8 million baht in compensation.

Representing the Thephasadin na Ayudhya clan, which now consists of about 200 families, Mr. Suchai Thephasadin na Ayudhya told a news conference today that the clan had not sat idly by since the accident and had been urging Praewa’s family to comply with the court’s order.

When the clan learned that no compensation has been paid, a meeting was called among clan members to discuss the matter and to find a solution, said Mr. Suchai.

He pleaded with the media and netizens not to implicate or criticize the Thephasadin na Ayudhya clan as a whole, noting that this was a case concerning just one of the families.

He made clear that the 500,000 baht fund was not part of the compensation, but was intended for use in legal execution proceedings to seize assets to be auctioned off to raise money for the compensation.

On behalf of clan members, Mr. Suchai called on Praewa’s family to comply with the court’s order quickly. He also pleaded with Thai society to forgive Ms. Praewa and give her a chance to show responsibility by helping to heal the wounds of the victims’ families.