PHUKET: Dr Sriyada Palimapan, due to stand as the Thai Rak Thai (TRT) candidate for Phuket District 1 in next year’s general election, was quietly engaged to Saravuth Shinawatra last Friday in Chiang Mai, the Gazette has learned.
Her fiancé – a businessman – is cousin to Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra.
Close friends and immediate family only were invited to the ceremony. The Prime Minister was not present.
The engagement ceremony, Dr Sriyada told the Gazette, was deliberately kept low-key to ensure that it did not breach Election Commission rules that prohibit “entertaining” members of the electorate in the run-up to an election.
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