Former premier Banharn Silpa-archa acknowledges his supporters after registering as a candidate for the general election in Bangkok, Thailand, in 2007. Photo: AFP

Chinese Thai politician’s legacy to his hometown a reminder of how minority influenced Thailand’s economy, politics and society

Banharn Silpa-archa, a Thai prime minister, built a museum shaped like a mythical Chinese dragon to celebrate China’s culture and Chinese migrants’ part in Thailand’s story. A new statue will soon honour the champion of his hometown

Topic |   Chinese overseas

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Former premier Banharn Silpa-archa acknowledges his supporters after registering as a candidate for the general election in Bangkok, Thailand, in 2007. Photo: AFP
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