Pattaya cabaret ‘girl’ avoids military draft – Only in Thailand

Four transvestites sent home from military conscription ceremony in Nakhon Phanom
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Four transvestites added colour to the annual military conscription ceremony in the northeastern province of Nakhon Phanom Tuesday.

They reported to the event wearing women’s clothing. Since they have not yet undergone a sex change operations, the military conscription chief of the Muang Nakhon Phanom district put them on a list of men yet to be cleared for military service.

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After they were examined by doctors, they were sent home and told to come back with a medical certificate next year confirming they had undergone a sex-change operation.

Thitawan Puengton, who arrived at the ceremony wearing a short skirt and a T-shirt with a plunging neckline, said he had been working as a cabaret girl in South Pattaya. He has had breast surgery.

Panitnan Phubunya, 22, who came in a red dress, said he was working as a marketing official with a cosmetics company in Bangkok.

Natchanon Saita, 21, wore jeans and a student shirt of Nakhon Phanom University, where he is in his second year. He has received breast surgery.

Ketmori Suradee, 22, who wore a red strapless dress, said he is working as a showgirl at the Coliseum Pattaya and had undergone a breast operation.

-The Nation

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