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Thursday, 3 March 2016

Founding Father Of Asean Has Died

101 Year OLD Father Of Asean - Thanat Khoman Died Today - 3rd March 2016

One of the 5 founding members of Asean has died today. He died at a local hospital in Bangkok. He passed away through natural causes at Ramathibodi hospital. He was 101 years old. 

Thanat Khoman was the foreign minister and diplomat of Thailand during 1959 through to 1971. He has played a huge part in Thailand's history. He developed business and communication with other countries in South East Asia. He was a very clever man and held a Doctorate in Law whilst studying at a French University. He was also deputy Prime Minister of Thailand from 1980 - 1982.


During the 60's Thanet helped with communication between two countries Indonesia and Malaysia. Bangkok was made the founding place (the birth place) of ASEAN on August the 8th 1967.

On that day, five leaders — the foreign ministers of Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand — sat down together in the main hall of the Department of Foreign Affairs building in Bangkok and signed a declaration. On this day all these leaders became the founding fathers.
He will hold a long funeral which is one tradition of Thailand. He will be celebrated for over 100 days in Phetchaburi Road in Bangkok. Every Saturday his rites will be held for the public to mourn.

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