Eight members of the billionaire Yoovidhya family issued an open letter this week expressing regret over the alleged mishandling of the Red Bull heir Vorayuth Yoovidhya’s fatal hit-and-run case, calling on him to come clean about what happened.
They offered an apology over a member of their family having caused anger, hatred and resentment among members of the public.
Since the fatal accident on Sukhumvit Road in 2012, the eight family members claimed that Mr. Vorayuth’s immediate relatives have never discussed or informed the wider Yoovidhya family about the case.
They also said that they have never made public statements about the matter, out of respect for Vorayuth’s immediate family “until today, when the negative impacts on all members of the family have become so hard to bear that we have to issue this letter, to express our regret over this incident and to confirm our respect for a justice system which can ensure justice for all.”
The eight Yoovidhya signatories to the open letter are Saipin Pahonyothin, Sakchai, Sutthirat, Jirawat, Panadda, Supreeya, Sravuth and Nutcharee.
Vorayuth is the youngest son of Mr. Chalerm and Mrs. Daranee Yoovidhya. The other two children of the couple are Varangkhana and Warit.
Mr. Chalerm has four siblings, born to Mr. Chaleo and Mrs. Noklek. The other four siblings are Saipin, Sakchai, Angkhana (deceased) and Runda.