Profile of Pateemoh Sadeeyamu, the first Muslim female ruler in Thailand


Pateemoh Sadeeyamu officially becomes the first Muslim female ruler in Pattani Province, Thailand. Photos/Facebook

BANGKOK – New story made in Thailand. The Buddhist-majority country now has its first Muslim female governor.

Former deputy governor of Thailand’s Narathiwat and Yala provinces, Pateemoh Sadeeyamu, has officially become the first Muslim female governor of Pattani province.

This appointment was approved by the Thai cabinet on Tuesday (15/11/2022).

Her appointment was welcomed by many in restive Pattani province, including ‘We Peace’, a women’s network dedicated to restoring peace in Thailand’s deep south.

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Assistant Professor Chiraphan Sema, a former lecturer at Prince of Songkhla University, Pattani Campus, said Pateemoh’s appointment was good news for the people of Pattani, because he is intelligent, has vast experience and a good understanding of problems in the southern region.

Born on November 19, 1965, Pateemoh is a native of Yala and holds a BA from the Faculty of Management Science, Prince of Songkla University.

He holds a master’s degree from the Graduate School of Social Development and Management Strategy, National Institute of Development Administration.

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He entered the civil service in 1993 and worked in several southern provinces including Ranong, Yala and Pattani.

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