Suthachai Yimprasert

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Suthachai Yimprasert (April 28, 1956 – September 27, 2017) was a Thai historian who wrote Phan Ching Chart Thai (English: Plot to Take Over the Nation) and Adyakam Rat Nai Vikrit Kan Plianplaeng (English: State Crime Amidst Change Crisis).

An article in Khaosod (a newspaper) said that he "became one of the most respected names in modern historical writing" [in Thailand].[1]

The Nation (a newspaper) called him a noted historian.[2] Tnews "a hardline pro-junta news website, praised him as a “lover of democracy” in its tribute".[1][3]

Early life[change | change source]

He was a student activist, and on 6 October 1976 he and other leftist students gathered after an overnight protest at Thammasat [University], police commandos and right-wing militia members stormed the campus and butchered scores of students. ... [he] saw several of his friends gunned down in the massacre, decided armed uprising was the only solution. He fled to the southern jungle, joined the Communist rebels", and became a guerrilla fighter.[1]

He got his Bachelor’s Degree from Srinakharinwirot University,[4] Master's Degree from Chulalongkorn University and Doctor's Degree from University of Bristol.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Charuvastra, Teeranai; Reporter, Staff (27 September 2017). "Suthachai Yimprasert, Teacher and Crusader for Liberty, 61".
  2. "Noted pro-democracy Chula historian passes away at 61". The Nation. Archived from the original on 2017-09-30. Retrieved 2017-09-29.
  3. อีกหนึ่งผู้รักประชาธิปไตย!! "อ.ยิ้ม หรือ สหายสมพร" สุธาชัย ยิ้มประเสริฐ เสียชีวิตแล้ว!! บุคคลซึ่งเคยต่อสู้ขอประกันตัว "ดา ตอร์ปิโด".Published 2017-09-27
  4. "An original version of this article said Suthachai received his Bachelor’s Degree from ... In fact, it was Srinakharinwirot University. We regret the error.
  5. ""สุธาชัย ยิ้มประเสริฐ" เสียชีวิตอย่างสงบ". Post Today (in Thai). September 27, 2017. Retrieved September 18, 2020.