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The assistant village chief in Sa Kaeo's Aryanyaprathet district whose birthdate was incorrectly registered as Feb 30 - a date that does not exist - has bowed to pressure after being rebuked by a cabinet minister and resigned. 

Viroj Aksorndee, a senior deputy chief of Aranyaprathet district, revealed on Thursday that Sangwien Khuncharoen, 53, submitted to him a letter of resignation as assistant chief of village 3 of tambon Khlong Thapchan. The resignation was with immediate effect.

Mr Sangwien told Mr Viroj that he resigned voluntarily because he understood he had damaged the reputation of the Interior Ministry by complaining to the media that the erroneous date on his ID meant he could not even open a bank account.

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