So Sangwien Khuncharoen quit his job, turned off his mobile phone and stopped talking to reporters. Everything has become fine and rosy again. The authorities need not set up a disciplinary probe against the former deputy village head in Sa Kaeo province who spoke to the public about the difficulty of having his wrongly registered birth date corrected. Since Mr Sangwien admitted that it was his own fault the public record did not get changed; there is no problem with the system either. Case closed.
But not to me.
I admit that the news about Mr Sangwien and his being stuck with a wrongly registered birthday of Feb 30, which does not exist, grabbed my attention from the first day it broke. This is because I share a similar problem with him. The birthday as shown on my ID card is not my real one. It's one month ahead of what it should be.
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