March 3, 1991 |
This nation's military rulers Saturday named a former ambassador to the United States to serve as Thailand's interim civilian prime minister until elections are organized for a new Parliament. The prime minister designate is Anand Panyarachun, 58, a prominent Thai businessman who heads the Federation of Thai Industries. Before moving into the private sector he had a successful career as a diplomat and was permanent secretary of the foreign ministry after serving as the ambassador to Washington.
June 30, 1992 |
Interim Prime Minister Anand Panyarachun announced Monday that Parliament will be dissolved today and general elections will be held Sept. 13.
December 5, 1991 |
President Bush will meet with Thai Prime Minister Anand Panyarachun here Dec. 17 to discuss the Cambodian peace settlement and other issues, the White House said Wednesday.
September 20, 1992 |
Thai Airways International Ltd. has postponed its decision on whether to order six additional Boeing 777s and seven Airbus Industrie A330s. Thai Airways told the Thailand stock exchange that its board agreed last week to defer booking the planes for an unspecified time.
March 2, 1998 |
Thailand's prime minister has ordered the completion of a natural gas pipeline between Thailand and Burma, long stalled by human rights and environmental groups, newspapers reported Sunday. Premier Chuan Leekpai halted work on the project after protests by environmental activists, who say the pipeline will destroy areas of Thailand's remaining virgin forest and endanger wildlife. Some have been camping out in the forest for two months to block construction.