2552 Thailand Supreme
Court Opinion (No. 994) 2009
Mr. Vicharn Punboonnak Plaintiff vs. Mrs. Aroonrat Punboonnak Defendant
Civil The ground for divorce (Section 1516(4))
The Defendant sent a letter of complaint to the Plaintiff’s superior and instructor that the Plaintiff committed adultery with other woman. This matter is regarded as the personal behavior of the Plaintiff. The Defendant who is the wife of the Plaintiff has the right to express her love and jealousness upon her husband. Her request to the Plaintiff’s superior and instructor to admonish the Plaintiff to think of his family is not regarded as humiliating the Plaintiff’s reputation. No severe disciplinary punishment was executed. It is reasonable for the Defendant to express her right to protect the family from conflict status which causes by the other woman. The act of the Defendant is not a severe hostility for husband and wife, therefore, the Plaintiff has no legal right to lodge the complaint to divorce the Defendant, under Thailand divorce law.