Yala deputy governor accused of adultery with adopted son (video)

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The deputy governor of Yala province in southern Thailand allegedly committed adultery with his adopted son who reportedly physically assaulted his adopted mother, the governor’s legal wife.

Local Facebook page Esor News reported on April 28 that a deputy governor in southern Thailand had been transferred from his post due to allegations of adultery, as he was still living with his male lover. Furthermore, the deputy governor’s male partner allegedly physically assaulted the governor’s legal wife at her residence out of jealousy.

Shortly after, videos of the governor and his lover went viral on social media. The footage shows the two men hugging and kissing in front of the governor’s chauffeur and also sharing a meal with affectionate gestures.

Esor News suggested that the adultery led the governor to be transferred from his position while there was an investigation. The page shared an official document of the transfer but concealed his name. The governor was moved to the Office of Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Interior on April 24 until further notice.

After the story went viral on Thai social media, the accused lover came forward to clarify the incident and revealed the identity of the deputy governor to the public.

The accused man shared on Facebook that he was an adopted son of Yala Deputy Governor Anan Boonsamran. He claimed that Anan adopted him because he lost his biological father in an insurgency attack in 2015.

The man insisted that the videos depicted a pure father-son bond and relationship. He explained that kissing someone’s hand and both cheeks is a tradition among Muslim people to show respect.

Furthermore, the man stressed that he and the deputy governor did not partake in any romantic involvement due to his adherence to Islam, where same-sex relationships are prohibited.

He then shared a screenshot of a conversation with the deputy governor’s wife, denying any assault and claiming they remain in contact.

The deputy governor himself and the relevant authorities have not yet clarified the matter to the public.

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Petch Petpailin

Petpailin, or Petch, is a Thai translator and writer for The Thaiger who focuses on translating breakingThai news stories into English. With a background in field journalism, Petch brings several years of experience to the English News desk at The Thaiger. Before joining The Thaiger, Petch worked as a content writer for several known blogging sites in Bangkok, including Happio and The Smart Local. Her articles have been syndicated by many big publishers in Thailand and internationally, including the Daily Mail, The Sun and the Bangkok Post. She is a news writer who stops reading news on the weekends to spend more time cafe hopping and petting dwarf shrimp! But during office hours, you can find Petch on LinkedIn and you can reach her by email at petch@thethaiger.com.

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