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Wives face jail for slapping husband’s mistresses, says Thai media

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It is often said in Thailand that legitimate wives have every right to slap the face of mistresses who steal their husbands.

Wives face jail for slapping husband's mistresses, says Thai media | News by Samui TimesFew Thais would begrudge the “mia luang” from giving the “mia noi” a good righteous slap.

Sanook reported that the issue was central in the news as a popular Thai soap currently airing on TV featured such a situation.

Nothing was done to the woman in the soap, it appears.

But in real life Sanook said that was not the case.

Without appearing to ask a single lawyer they said that Article 391 provided for a jail term of one month and a fine of 10,000 for slapping someone – common assault.

Worse would happen if the mistress’s distress was filmed and posted online. Then computer crime number 16 could mean three months and a 60,000 baht fine.

Even worse still would happen if clothes were pulled off the victim. That could mean 10 years in jail and a 200,000 baht fine.

Such assault on a child could mean 15 years inside.

A spate of ask the lawyer cases has been in the Thai media recently though in this story Sanook quoted no lawyer in their analysis of the law.

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