Prem Tinsulanonda

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Prem Tinsulanond

เปรม ติณสูลานนท์
Regent of Thailand
In office
October 13, 2016 – December 1, 2016
Prime MinisterPrayut Chan-o-cha
Preceded byBhumibol Adulyadej (Rama IX) (King)
Succeeded byVajiralongkorn
President of the Privy Council of Thailand
In office
September 4, 1998 – May 26, 2019
MonarchBhumibol Adulyadej
Preceded bySanya Dharmasakti
16th Prime Minister of Thailand
In office
March 3, 1980 – August 4, 1988
MonarchBhumibol Adulyadej
Preceded byKriangsak Chomanan
Succeeded byChatichai Choonhavan
Thai Minister of Defence
In office
May 24, 1979 – August 5, 1986
Prime MinisterKriangsak Chomanan; himself
Preceded byKriangsak Chomanan
Succeeded byPhaniang Kantrat
Personal details
Born(1920-08-26)August 26, 1920
Songkhla, Songkhla, Thailand
DiedMay 26, 2019(2019-05-26) (aged 98)
Bangkok, Thailand
Political partynon-partisan (Military)
Alma materRoyal Thai Army Academy;
United States Army Armor School, Fort Knox
Military service
Branch/serviceRoyal Thai Army
Years of service1941–1986
Rank General (Phon Ek)
CommandsCommander-in-Chief (1978–81)
Battles/warsFranco-Thai War
World War II
Communist insurgency campaigns

General Prem Tinsulanonda (August 26, 1920 – May 26, 2019) was a Thai retired military officer. He was Prime Minister of Thailand from March 3, 1980 to August 4, 1988.[1] He was the Regent of Thailand and the Head of the Privy Council.

Tinsulanonda died on May 26, 2019 from heart failure at a Bangkok hospital at the age of 98.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Former Thai PM Prem Tinsulanonda had key role in coup - analysts". Archived from the original on 2020-08-06. Retrieved 2017-08-31.
  2. Charuvastra, Teeranai; Reporter, Staff (2019-05-26). "Prem Tinsulanonda, King's Advisor and Statesman, Dies at 98". Khaosod English. Retrieved 2019-05-26.

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