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Clinic opens for Isan women planning to wed a foreigner

Post by Nereus » Thu Aug 23, 2018 3:54 pm

Clinic opens for Isan women planning to wed a foreigner

https://www.bangkokpost.com/news/genera ... -foreigner

KHON KAEN: For women planning to tie the knot with a foreigner, a visit to a clinic in this northeastern province could be high on the list.

Its staff will give them tips on how to adjust to their new life with a foreign husband, and what they could expect if they go to live overseas.

Better understanding of new languages and culture were needed for women in this position, Social Development and Human Security Minister Anantaporn Kanjanarat said at the opening of the clinic in Muang district on Wednesday.
"It could help reduce the risk of a breakup after marriage, or after they move to a new country," he said.

The clinic is the first in the upper northeastern region. The area has more women from Thailand marrying foreigners than other regions in the country.

Social Development and Human Security Minister Anantaporn Kanjanarat talks to a foreigner and Thai women during the opening of a clinic for northeastern women about married life with a foreigner, in Muang district of Khon Kaen on Wednesday. (Photo by Chakkrapan Natanri)

In 2010 there were 27,357 foreigners living in the northeastern region, 90% of them living with their Thai wives, based on statistical research by the College of Population Studies at Chulalongkorn University released last year.

In 2004, half of the 19,594 women from the region who were married to foreigners lived in Udon Thani, Khon Kaen or Nakhon Ratchasima, the researchers said. The majority of foreign husbands came from Europe, north America, Australia or New Zealand.

The researchers' findings were based on figures from the National Statistical Office and the National Economic and Social Development Board.
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Re: Clinic opens for Isan women planning to wed a foreigner

Post by europtimiste » Thu Aug 23, 2018 4:15 pm

How much does this scam cost ?

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Re: Clinic opens for Isan women planning to wed a foreigner

Post by HHTel » Thu Aug 23, 2018 4:28 pm

It's run by the government and is purported to be free.

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Re: Clinic opens for Isan women planning to wed a foreigner

Post by MDMK » Thu Aug 23, 2018 4:34 pm

I wish they'd called it support group, or peer group, or advice group. Just not clinic. It's so, well, clinical.

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Re: Clinic opens for Isan women planning to wed a foreigner

Post by HHTel » Thu Aug 23, 2018 4:38 pm

Agreed. I could never get my head around MP's in the UK holding 'surgeries' for their constituents.

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Re: Clinic opens for Isan women planning to wed a foreigner

Post by MDMK » Thu Aug 23, 2018 4:54 pm

HHTel wrote:
Thu Aug 23, 2018 4:38 pm
Agreed. I could never get my head around MP's in the UK holding 'surgeries' for their constituents.
that caused much confusion in Holland back when Jack Straw was Home Sec and had asked a muslim woman in his constituency, during his surgery, to remove her burka thingy so he could talk to her face to face. It was widely reported here. People got so confused.

I see this clinic for Isaan women a bit similar to I would say... a group meetup for expat women married to men from that country, could be anywhere. Could be like this forum, a place to exchange ideas, helping tips, share irritations etc. Women with one aspect of their lives in common with the other women in that group. But the clinic word is off putting.

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