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Prem Tinsulanonda

Prime Minister of Thailand (1920-2019)

Prem Tinsulanonda is ...


Born 26 August 1920 in Mueang Songkhla
Died 26 May 2019 in Phramongkutklao Hospital
Age 98 years, 9 months
Cause heart failure

Sex or gender male
Country of citizenship Thailand
Manner of death natural causes
Occupation politician and military personnel
Position held defence minister, Prime Minister of Thailand and Regent of Thailand
Awards Order of the Nine Gems, Order of Chula Chom Klao, Order of Rama, Special Grand Cordon of the Order of the White Elephant, Order of the Crown of Thailand, Grand Cross of the Order of Orange-Nassau, Order of the Polar Star - Knight 2nd Class, Order of the Netherlands Lion, Grand Cordon of the Order of the Paulownia Flowers, Order of Sikatuna, Order of the Sun, Legion of Honour, Order of the Bath, Order of Lakandula, Order of the Golden Heart, Royal Order of Cambodia, Order of St. Olav, Order of Charles III, Star of the Republic of Indonesia, Order of Merit of the Italian Republic, Order of the Liberator, Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany, Order of Diplomatic Service Merit, Order of the Dannebrog, Order of Leopold, Order of the Liberator General San Martín, Order of Saint James of the Sword, Order of Civil Merit, Legion of Merit, Order of the Southern Cross, Order of the Sword, Order of Abdulaziz al Saud, Order of the Star of Romania, Order of the Nile, Nishan-e-Pakistan, Order of the White Elephant and Order of the Direkgunabhorn

About Prem Tinsulanonda

Prem Tinsulanonda, the former Prime Minister of Thailand, was a towering figure in the country's political landscape. Born on August 26, 1920, in Songkhla province, he rose to prominence as a military officer before becoming a statesman and a respected elder statesman.

Prem's military career began in 1941 when he joined the Royal Thai Army. He quickly rose through the ranks and became a close ally of King Bhumibol Adulyadej. In 1977, he was appointed as the commander-in-chief of the army, a position he held until 1981.

In 1980, Prem was appointed as the Prime Minister of Thailand, a position he held until 1988. During his tenure, he oversaw significant economic growth and modernization in the country. He also played a key role in maintaining stability during a period of political turmoil in the 1980s.

After leaving office, Prem remained active in Thai politics and continued to serve as an advisor to the monarchy. He was widely respected for his wisdom and his commitment to public service.

Prem passed away on May 26, 2019, at the age of 98. His death was mourned by many in Thailand, who remembered him as a statesman who had dedicated his life to serving his country.


- "Prem Tinsulanonda, Thai Statesman and Royal Adviser, Dies at 98." The New York Times, May 26, 2019.

- "Prem Tinsulanonda, former Thai prime minister, dies at 98." BBC News, May 26, 2019.

- "Prem Tinsulanonda, former Thai prime minister, dies at 98." Al Jazeera, May 26, 2019.

About Death

Prem died of heart failure at Phramongkutklao Hospital on 26 May 2019, aged 98.

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