Thaksin’s niece to wed son of Cambodian MP
(Photo: from left Yaowapa, Bun Rany, Hun Sen, Thaksin, and Somchai)
Somchai Wongsawat (center) is surrounded by his family as he waves to media after receiving the official royal command, appointing him as Thailand’s new prime minister, at his residence on Sep 18, 2008, in Bangkok, Thailand. Somchai Wongsawat officially became Thailand’s 26th prime minister, Member of Parliament elected Somchai, brother-in-law of ousted premier Thaksin Shinawatra as Prime Minister on Wednesday to replace Samak Sundaravej.
(Su Phearin, Siem Reap Govenor)
PUBLISHED: 29-JUL-12 09:09AM
Bangkok(ANN)Former premier Somchai Wongsawat’s family plans to hold an extravagant wedding party for daughter Chayapa, who will tie the knot with a son of Cambodian MP Sieng Nam, who is a close friend of Cambodian premier Hun Sen.
Chayapa’s mother Yaowapa is a younger sister of fugitive ex-premier Thaksin Shinawatra, who may also attend the wedding ceremony, which will take place some time next year, according to people close to the Wongsawat family. Chayapa has reportedly known the son of Sieng Nam for some time. The Cambodian MP is also an acquaintance of Thaksin.