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|Artist||Rob Croes / Anefo|
|Desc||Collectie / Archief : Fotocollectie AnefoReportage / Serie : [ onbekend ] Beschrijving : Aankomst Thaise premier Prem Tinsumlanonda op Zestienhoven afgehaald door premier Lubbers Datum : 10 maart 1987 Trefwoorden : aankomsten, premiers Persoonsnaam : Lubbers, Ruud, Premier Prem Tinsumlanon Instellingsnaam : Zestienhoven Fotograaf : Croes, Rob C. / Anefo Auteursrechthebbende : Nationaal Archief Materiaalsoort : Negatief (zwart/wit) Nummer archiefinventaris : bekijk toegang 2.24.01.05 Bestanddeelnummer : 933-9164|
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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|
|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.
Prem died of heart failure at Phramongkutklao Hospital on 26 May 2019, aged 98.
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