Prime Minister Prem Tinsulanonda and Thailand's King Bhumibol in 1981. Photo: AP
Karim Raslan
Opinion

Opinion

Ceritalah by Karim Raslan

Prem Tinsulanonda was a trusted royal aide. So who will be the new Thai King’s counsel?

  • Prem, who died earlier this year, was a trusted adviser to the revered King Bhumibol and an influential figure in post-war Thailand
  • Together, he and the King formed one of Southeast Asia’s powerful political partnerships. With a new monarch – King Vajiralongkorn – who might emerge to provide wise counsel?

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Prime Minister Prem Tinsulanonda and Thailand's King Bhumibol in 1981. Photo: AP
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