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Suchinda Kraprayoon
Suchinda Kraprayoon ( th, สุจินดา คราประยูร, ; born 6 August 1933) is a Thai retired army general and politician. As the commander-in-chief of the Royal Thai Army (1990–1992) he led the 1991 Thai coup d'état in February and was a member of the junta called "National Peace Keeping Council The National Peace Keeping Council (NPKC) th, คณะรักษาความสงบเรียบร้อยแห่งชาติ) was the name assumed by a Thai military junta that coup, overthrew the elected civilian government of ...". A year after the coup, on 7 April 1992 he was appointed Prime Minister of Thailand The prime minister of Thailand ( th, :wikt:นายกรัฐมนตรี, นายกรัฐมนตรี; ; , literally "chief minister of state") is the head of government of Thailand. The prime minister is also the chair of the Ca .... This sparked mass protests that were violently suppressed during Black May ...
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