The Labour Minister Mr. Suchart Chomklin assigned the Labour Minister’s Advisor, Mrs. Thiwalrat Angkinan, the Ministry of Labour’s Spokesperson (on politics), Mrs. Thienrat Navamawat, Deputy Secretary-General of the Social Security Office, Mr. Nanthachai Panyasurarit, and the Director of the Bangkok Social Security Office Area 1 Ms. Rangsima Preechachat, to visit the area to give money for funeral expenses to the family of Ms. Jiraporn Soummart, an employee of Ratchawong Canvas, who passed away. The occasion took place at Wat Ang Kaew, Soi Petchkasem 23, Thoetthai Road, Bang Wa Subdistrict, Phasi Charoen District, Bangkok.
Mrs. Thiwalrat said that the Prime Minister and Minister of Defense General Prayuth Chan-ocha, and Deputy Prime Minister General Prawit Wongsuwan, who oversees the Ministry of Labour, expressed their care and concern about the incident and urged the Ministry of Labour to take care and support the employees to receive legal benefits. Today, the Labour Minister, Mr. Suchart Chomklin, assigned her, the Ministry of Labour’s Spokesperson, and the Deputy Secretary-General of the Social Security Office to visit the area to give money to support the family of Ms. Jiraporn Soummart, an employee of Ratchawong Canvas, who passed away. Benefits that the family will receive include funeral expenses of 50,000 Baht, an old-age pension in the event of death of 134,653 Baht (excluding interest), and compensation for lack of income of 1,260,000 Baht, totaling 1,444,653 Baht. The compensation will be given to the sister of Ms. Jiraporn. Another employee was Mr. Pheak Doeum, an employee of Cambodian nationality of Ratchawong Canvas. At the moment, the staff of the Social Security Office Bangkok Area 1 is urgently contacting relatives for further process.
Mrs. Ongwan Soummart, the elder sister of Ms. Jirapat, the deceased employee, thanked the government and the Ministry of Labour for their quick assistance. She said she supported and invited employees working for stores and establishments to apply as insured persons in the social security system. She said we would never know what would happen to our lives, so at least the benefits for insured persons in this section can provide initial support in unforeseen incidents like these.
Division of Public Relations
28 June 2022