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May 29, 1992 | CHARLES P. WALLACE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The five-party coalition that holds a thin majority in Thailand's Parliament on Thursday named a former air force officer to become prime minister, replacing the army general who resigned in disgrace. The nomination of Somboon Rahong must be approved by the king and must win the support of a majority in Parliament--by no means a sure thing given the political convulsions last week after anti-government demonstrations that left at least 48 people dead and hundreds wounded. Army commander Gen.
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May 29, 1992 | CHARLES P. WALLACE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The five-party coalition that holds a thin majority in Thailand's Parliament on Thursday named a former air force officer to become prime minister, replacing the army general who resigned in disgrace. The nomination of Somboon Rahong must be approved by the king and must win the support of a majority in Parliament--by no means a sure thing given the political convulsions last week after anti-government demonstrations that left at least 48 people dead and hundreds wounded. Army commander Gen.
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June 1, 1991 | CHARLES P. WALLACE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A senior Thai official said Friday that he believes an engine explosion, rather than a bomb, caused an Austrian airliner to crash in Thailand early this week. Air Chief Marshal Somboon Rahong also told a news conference that a document was recovered from the pilot's compartment with the word "fire" scrawled in English across the page. He said a circle had been drawn around the word.
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June 11, 1992 | CHARLES P. WALLACE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a move apparently aimed at averting further bloodshed in Thailand, a respected businessman was named caretaker prime minister Wednesday instead of the candidate who had the tacit backing of the military. State television's announcement that King Bhumibol Adulyadej had appointed as prime minister Anand Panyarachun, who served in the job after a military coup last year, was a political surprise.
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