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MP urges Thai women: Marry a foreigner for an easier life

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Thai schoolgirls at pedestrian overpass in Bangkok

Thai schoolgirls at pedestrian overpass in Bangkok. Photo: Ray_LAC.


A Thai MP has gotten into hot water over his controversial suggestion for poor Thai women who want an easy life: “find a farang husband.”

Pheu Thai MP Sunai Julphongsathorn’s words caused a barrage of complaints on Thai web forums after a clip of his comments surfaced on YouTube recently.

The 12-minute video was apparently shot on August 19 at a seminar at a school in Samut Prakan.

Sunai tells the audience of around 1,000 red shirts to find a farang husband for an easy life “because European governments give you everything for free.”

Read more: coconutsbangkok.com

By Coconuts Bangkok


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