Former Army chief Gen Arthit dies at 89

Breaking News January 19, 2015 09:46

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Former Army commander-in-chief Gen Arthit Kalam-ek died at the Phra Mongkut Klao Hospital at 6:20 am Monday.

He was 89 years old. He was the Army chief during an administration of then prime minister Gen Prem Tinsulanonda.

Arthit used to be the supreme commander and a senator. He was succeeded as the Army chief by Gen Chavalit Yongchaiyudh in May 1986 after he criticized the government over baht devaluation.

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