Interior appoints panel to probe Mae Hong Son governor for allegedly buying sex from underaged girl

The Ministry of Interior has set up a fact finding committee to probe into allegation that a provincial governor of Mae Hong Son was among people accused by the mother of a minor of buying sex from her daughter.

Chairing the committee is the deputy permanent secretary of the ministry Mr Prayoon Rattanaseni.

The move by the ministry came after the court has issued warrants for the arrest of three persons, including a police officer. All have been arrested for human trade charge after forcing an underaged girl to prostitution.

Mae Hong Son governor Suebsak Iamvijarn was also implicated in the human trade as he was alleged to buy sex from the underaged.

But the governor came out to defend himself yesterday saying he had nothing to do with the girl.

He recalled his strict adherence to Buddhism teaching saying he practised meditation every day for one hour and there was no reason to buy sex from the underaged girl, as earlier revealed by the girl's mother.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)