The wife of former Thai Prime Minister Pridi Banomyong, Thanpuying Poonsuk Banomyong, passed away on Saturday. She was 95 years old. Prachatai has some details on her passing.
Readers hoping to learn more about the lives of Poonsuk and Pridi will find the biography on the Pridi Banomyong Institute website helpful. Some relevant photographs are online and a brief Wikipedia entry on Poonsuk has been recently posted. A short reflection that she wrote on her life with Pridi is available in Thai. The Nation also has a useful obituary.
Poonsuk’s instructions to her children have been published. Simple funeral arrangements are planned.
Thank you to New Mandala reader, Sawarin, for alerting me to this sad news.