Jon Ungpakorn

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Jon Ungpakorn (Thai จอน อึ๊งภากรณ์, born September 19, 1947) is a London-born Thai non-governmental organization (NGO) executive and member of the Senate of Thailand. He is an older brother of Peter Ungpakorn and Ji Ungpakorn, and is of Chinese-Thai and British parentage. His father was the revered Dr Puey Ungpakorn; his mother was the former Margaret Smith of London.

In 2000 Jon Ungpakorn was elected to the Senate with the support of the NGO and HIV/AIDS communities.

In 2005 he was awarded the Magsaysay Award for Governmental Services, exactly 40 years after his father won the award.

He is a founder of Prachatai online newspaper and once served on its board.

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