The prime minister has participated in a remembrance event for Juling Pongkunmul, a teacher who was abducted, beaten into a coma, and later lost her life in southern Thailand, with the remembrance activity also dedicated to other education personnel who have made sacrifices.
Prime Minister’s Office spokesperson Thanakorn Wangboonkongchana said Prime Minister Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha had assigned Education Minister Treenuch Thienthong to deliver aid money for teachers and education personnel.
Participating in the event remotely, the prime minister said the government had worked to accelerate the delivery of assistance to teachers and education personnel who were victims of the unrest in the southern border provinces. He said aid money will be paid to the families of other victims, after hand-over of assistance funds to Ms. Juling’s parents. Gen. Prayut said Ms. Juling is considered a model teacher who had to leave her home in Thailand’s North to teach children in the 3 southern border provinces. He expressed moral support for education personnel who have made sacrifices and offered his condolences to the families of every teacher killed in the unrest.
Ms. Treenuch said the Ministry of Education has held a ceremony to hand over 2.742 million baht of assistance money to the parents of Ms. Juling. This month, the ministry will also be delivering a total of 34.44 million baht to the family of 13 personnel who were killed in the southern unrest. (NNT)