Gen Isarapong passes away at age of 83

Breaking News February 17, 2017 14:42

By The Nation

Former Army chief Gen Isarapong Noonpakdee, who played an engineer role in the 1991 coup, died Friday of chronic aliments. He was 83 years old.

Isarapong played a key role in the coup against the government of then Gen Chatichai Choonhavan when he was deputy Army commander-in-chief.

He became the secretary general of the National Peacekeeping Council (NPKC) or the coup maker.

Isarapong became the interior minister in the post-coup government of Anand Panyarachun.

He later succeeded Gen Suchinda Kraprayoon as the Army chief when Suchinda became the prime minister.

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