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Isarapong Noonpakdee (20 November 1933 - 17 February 2017, Thai: อิสระพงศ์ หนุนภักดี) was a Thai military officer who was Commander of the Royal Thai Army in 1992.[3] 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. He has received the Bravery Medal in 1991.[4]


Isarapong Noonpakdee
อิสระพงศ์ หนุนภักดี
Minister of Interior
In office
6 March 1991 – 22 March 1992
Prime MinisterAnand Panyarachun
Preceded byPramarn Adireksarn
Succeeded byAnan Klintha
Commander in Chief of the Royal Thai Army
In office
7 April 1992 – 31 July 1992
Preceded bySuchinda Kraprayoon
Succeeded byVimol Vongvanich
Personal details
Born(1933-11-20)20 November 1933
Bangkok, Siam (now Thailand)
Died17 February 2017(2017-02-17) (aged 83)
Bangkok, Thailand
Spouse(s)Khun Ying Dr.Sumana Noonpakdee
Alma materRoyal Military Academy
ProfessionArmy officer
Politician
Military service
Allegiance Thailand
Branch/service Royal Thai Army
Thai National Police Flag.svg Royal Thai Police
Volunteer Defense Corps
RankGeneral
Police General[1]
VDC Gen.[2]
CommandsCommander-in-Chief

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.ratchakitcha.soc.go.th/DATA/PDF/2534/D/128/6942.PDF
  2. ^ http://www.ratchakitcha.soc.go.th/DATA/PDF/2534/D/071/3692.PDF
  3. ^ "Gen Isarapong passes away at age of 83". nationmultimedia.com. Retrieved 2017-03-04.
  4. ^ http://www.ratchakitcha.soc.go.th/DATA/PDF/2534/D/062/1.PDF