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 British and Chinese Thai parentage. His mother was the former Margaret Smith of London; his father was the revered Dr Puey Ungpakorn.

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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