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Thai conservative politician, prime minister of Thailand 1988–91. He promoted a peace settlement in neighboring Cambodia as part of a vision of transforming Indochina into a thriving open-trade zone. Despite economic success, he was ousted in a bloodless military coup 1991.
A field marshal's son, Choonhavan fought in World War II and the Korean War, rising to major general. After a career as a diplomat and entrepreneur, he moved into politics and became leader of the conservative Chat Thai party and, in 1988, prime minister. He was overthrown Feb 1991 and was allowed, the following month, to leave the country for Switzerland.