Sondhi’s wife dies of cancer at Bangkok Hospital

Former People's Alliance for Democracy leader Sondhi Limthongkul's wife, Mrs Chanthip Limthongkul, died early today at Bangkok Hospital of cancer.

The death of Mrs Chanthip, a former lecturer at Srinakharinwirot university, was disclosed by a former PAD activist Panthep Puapongpan on his Facebook page today.

Panthep said Mrs Chanthip died at about 5.30am today at Bangkok Hospital, where she had been treated for the final stage of cancer since April this year.

He said he would visit Sondhi at the Bangkok Remand Prison to inform him about her death this afternoon.

Evening prayers will be held for her from October 4-10 at Sala 1 of Wat Makutkasatariyaram.

The cremation is scheduled for October 11, at 5. 00 pm.

Sondhi is currently serving a 20-year jail term after being found guilty by the Supreme Court of falsifying documents used as collateral for a billion -baht loan from Krungthai Bank.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)