Pattaya mayor celebrates 41st birthday

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Pattaya Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome marked his 41st birthday with a party at his Naklua home for family, friends and community leaders.

Among the many guests at the Dec. 15 birthday celebration were former MPs Santsak and Poramet Ngampichet, his brothers: ex-Culture Minister Sonthaya Kunplome, and Chonburi Provincial Administrative Organization President Wittaya Kunplome, and his mother Satil, who heads the Chonburi Women’s Development Group. Nongprue Mayor Mai Chaiyanit also presented his Pattaya counterpart with a birthday basket.

Pratheep Malhotra, MD of Pattaya Mail Media Group, and Korn Kitja-amorn, HR Manager, congratulate Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome on his birthday.Pratheep Malhotra, MD of Pattaya Mail Media Group and Korn Kitja-amorn, HR Manager, congratulate Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome on his birthday.

Itthiphol began prayers for prosperity at the home’s shrine, with guests taking their turns afterward. The mayor lit incense and candles before inviting monks to practice their religious chants. Holy water was poured on a Lord Buddha statue before the monks were offered lunch.

Itthiphol was born Dec. 15, 1973 in Chonburi. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in law from Chulalongkorn University and master’s degree in from Golden Gate University in the United States. He is the eighth mayor of Pattaya and took office on May 4, 2008, and was reelected last year.