Thailand’s Privy Council Chairman Gen Prem Tinsulanonda Dies at 98

Gen Prem was a kind of father figure, closely linked to the military and monarchy, a trusted advisor to the late King Bhumipol and a symbol of Thailand's hybrid system of "guided democracy".

Thailand’s Privy Council Chairman Gen Prem Tinsulanonda Dies at 98

BANGKOK – Thailand’s Privy Council Chairman and Statesman, Gen Prem Tinsulanonda has died from heart failure at Phramongkutklao Hospital on Sunday morning at the age of 98, according to media reports. As chairman of the prestigious Privy Council of royal advisers, Prem played an important role in organizing the ornate coronation of the King Maha […]