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Former PM's daughter to wed Cambodian boyfriend

Chayapa and Nam Lynal (photo from Chayapa's Facebook)

Chayapa and Nam Lynal (photo from Chayapa's Facebook)

Former Prime Minister Somchai Wongsawat said Thursday that his daughter; Chayapa, will marry her boyfriend Nam Lynal, a son of Cambodian MP and tycoon Sieng Nam, on May 18 at a Bangkok hotel.

The wedding party will be held again on May 25 at a hotel in Phnom Penh. He said the marriage is the prvate affair of two people who want to build a future together and should not be linked to politics.

"I am a father who wishes to support his child to have stability in her life," he added.

Somchai is a brother-in-law of former PM Thaksin Shinawatra and current PM Yingluck.

The 32-year-old groom's father is an MP for Siem Reap province and a real estate tycoon. His mother is Oun Vunly. Sieng Nam is a close aide to Prime Minister Hun Sen. Chayapa, 29, who is known as Shirley, is a former singer and now works as a public prosecutor.

Khmer media reported that Nam Lynal, an official of the Cambodian Council of Ministers, met Chayapa, while studying in Thailand.

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