|21st Prime Minister of Thailand|
July 13, 1995 – November 24, 1996
|Preceded by||Chuan Leekpai|
|Succeeded by||Chavalit Yongchaiyudh|
|Leader of the Opposition|
May 27, 1994 – May 19, 1995
|Preceded by||Pramarn Adireksarn|
|Succeeded by||Chuan Leekpai|
|Born||19 August 1932|
|Died||23 April 2016 (aged 83)|
|Political party||Thai Nation Party|
|Profession||building contractor, politician|
Banharn Silpa-archa (parts of his name also spelt variously Banhan, Silapa-, Sinlapa-, and -acha; Thai: บรรหาร ศิลปอาชา, RTGS: Banhan Sinlapa-acha, Thai pronunciation: [banhǎːn sǐnláʔpàʔ aːt͡ɕʰaː], 19 August 1932 – 23 April 2016) was a Thai politician. He was the Prime Minister of Thailand from 1995 to 1996. Banharn made a fortune in the construction business before he became a Member of Parliament. He represented his home province of Suphanburi.
He held different cabinet posts in several governments. In 1994, he became the leader of the Thai Nation Party. In 2008, the party was dissolved by the Constitutional Court and Banharn has been banned from politics for five years.
References[change | change source]
- "Biography at www.cabinet.thaigov.go.th". Archived from the original on 2011-06-05. Retrieved 2016-04-23.
- "The Nation online search". Archived from the original on 2008-12-06. Retrieved 2016-04-23.
- "บรรหาร ศิลปอาชา" ถึงแก่อนิจกรรมในวัย 83 ปี ปิดตำนาน"มังกรสุพรรณ" (in Thai), ASTV Manager, archived from the original on 2016-04-23, retrieved 2016-04-23
- "Former PM Banharn passes away at 83", The Nation, 23 April 2016, retrieved 23 April 2016