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Boonsong ‘torn apart by hungry lions’, says friend 

Aug 30. 2017
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Re: “Boonsong urged to reveal details of fake rice deals ahead of review”, Politics, August 29.

A former close aide of ex-prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra recently posted a Facebook message of deep sympathy for his friend, former commerce minister Boonsong Teriyapirom. Boonsong had been sentenced to 42 years in prison for corruption during the Yingluck government’s rice-pledging scheme. The message of sympathy was perplexing, to say the least.

“Some stories must die with us,” it said. The writer went on to relate a story suggesting that he and his friend (Boonsong) had entered the figurative den of a family of hungry lions. While the writer escaped narrowly, his less fortunate friend was eaten alive in front of his eyes!

The question is, will this writer dare to go into this lions’ den again, after having witnessed his friend’s demise?

Vint Chavala

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