Minister's common-law wife becomes political official

Minister's common-law wife becomes political official

Ms Thanaporn Sriviraj (file photo)
Ms Thanaporn Sriviraj (file photo)

The cabinet on Tuesday appointed a former Miss Thailand who is the common-law wife of a deputy agriculture and cooperatives minister to a political position in the prime minister's secretariat office.

Deputy government spokeswoman Traisuree Taisaranakul said the cabinet approved the appointment of Ms Thanaporn Sriviraj as a government official, with immediate effect.

Ms Thanaporn, 25, was Miss Thailand 2016 and is the common-law wife of Deputy Agriculture and Cooperatives Minister Thamanat Prompow.

She is a native of Phayao province, which 55-year-old Mr Thamanat represents as an MP.

Deputy Agriculture and Cooperatives Minister Thamanat Prompow.

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