Freed convicted spy Sivarak Chutipong’s mother, Simarak na Nakhon Phanom, on Tuesday denounced Democrat Party spokesman Buranat Samutrak for saying the release of her son was staged and in the interests of a certain group of people.
Mr Sivarak, a 31-year-old engineer employed by Cambodia Airport Traffic Services (CATS), was sentenced to seven years in jail and fined 10 million riels (about 82,000 baht) on Dec 8 after being arrested by Cambodian authorities on charges of passing state information about Thaksin’s flights to the Thai embassy in Phnom Penh. He was granted a pardon by King Norodom Sihamoni on Friday.
“My son has suffered much already. Please don’t hurt him more,” Mrs Simarak said. “The person who thinks that this was staged, I believe, can also make up stories well.”
The stressed mother also called on the media to stop referring to Sivarak’s father, who claimed to be close to fugitive former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, because he had passed away a long time ago.
“My son and I do not know Thaksin,” she said.