Thanom Kittikachorn

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Thanom Kittikachorn

(tä`no͝om kĭt'əkəchôrn`), 1911–2004, Thai political and military leader. He entered the army in 1929, rising to command of a division by 1950. After supporting a coup in 1957 by Sarit Thanarat, he served (1957–63) as defense minister and was (1957–58) also briefly prime minister. On Sarit's death in 1963, Thanom succeeded him as prime minister. A staunch anti-Communist, he supported U.S. policy in Southeast Asia. In 1971, Thanom increased his powers through a military takeover of the government. Protests against the abolition of constitutional government and Thanom's personal aggrandizement finally forced his resignation and exile in 1973. He returned to Thailand in 1976.

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, 1911–2004, Thai political and military leader. He entered the army in 1929, rising to command of a division by 1950. After supporting a coup in 1957 by Sarit Thanarat, he served (1957–63) as defense minister and was (1957–58) also briefly
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All 39 buildings set on fire during the riots three days ago have been extinguished, Thanom Onketpol, an adviser to BangkokAAEs governor, said.
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The overthrow of Field Marshal Thanom Kittikachorn's government in 1973 by student-led demonstrations ended one firm's (Thai Roong Ruang) control of exports.
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The monarchy continued to win wide support from the Thai people, gaining the power to negotiate with the military, as seen by the king's intervention in the resignation of Thanom Kittikhachorn in 1973 and of Suchinda Khraprayun in 1992, as well as in the appointment of Sanya Thammasak as prime minister in 1973 and Anand Panyarachun in 1992.
Uthai, a pro-democracy activist from the eastern province of Chonburi, was jailed from 1972-1975 after he filed a lawsuit against dictator Field Marshal Thanom Kittikhajorn, who imposed martial law in 1971 after annulling the Constitution and dissolving the National Assembly.
Former Thai Premier Thanom Kittikachorn denies he instigated killings in the military crackdown on pro-democracy student protests in October 1973, a regional magazine said Wednesday.