Pong Sarasin

Pong Sarasin (Thai: พงส์ สารสิน; 16 July 1927 – 3 February 2021)[1] was a Thai businessman and politician, who served under Major General Chatichai Choonhavan's[2] cabinet, acting as Deputy Prime Minister along with General Tienchai Sirisumpan in 1988.

Pong Sarasin
พงส์ สารสิน
Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand
In office
4 August 1988 – 9 December 1990
Prime MinisterChatichai Choonhavan
In office
5 August 1986 – 3 August 1988
Prime MinisterPrem Tinsulanonda
Personal details
Born(1927-07-16)16 July 1927
Bangkok, Thailand
Died3 February 2021(2021-02-03) (aged 93)
Bangkok, Thailand
Political partySocial Action Party
Spouse(s)Malinee Sarasin


Pong was a scion of the wealthy Sarasin family, one of Bangkok's oldest assimilated Thai-Chinese business clans. Pong, although he was a leading member of Thailand's Social Action Party, is frequently associated with his politically active family:[3] Pong was the son of former Prime Minister and SEATO Secretary-General Pote Sarasin; he is the brother of former Police Chief General and Interior Minister Pao Sarasin, as well as the brother of Arsa Sarasin, the former Foreign Minister and chief secretary of late King Bhumibol Adulyadej's office.[4]


Pong started working at Bank of Thailand but resigned to work at the Department of Administrative Intelligence in the middle of the years 1952 to 1957, before resigning to work for Thainamthip Co. Ltd., where he started as an assistant manager. Later, Pong entered politics by becoming a member of the National Legislative Assembly in 1973 and later becoming a Senator in 1976. Later, together with Kukrit Pramoj he founded the Social Action Party and served as party secretary in 1984, running for the election of Khon Kaen House of Representatives in the 1986 election and was elected consecutively until 1988 for a total of 2 terms.


Pong Sarasin died on 3 February 2021 with an old disease at the age of 93.[5][6][7][8]


  1. ^ "เศร้า! "พงส์ สารสิน" อดีตรองนายกฯ ถึงแก่อนิจกรรมด้วยโรคชรา ในวัย 93 ปี". Thairath (in Thai). 3 February 2021. Retrieved 3 February 2021.
  2. ^ http://www.cabinet.thaigov.go.th/eng/cab_45.htm
  3. ^ Ramalingham, Albert (11 August 1987). "The Powerful Sarasin Family of Thailand". The Straits Times.
  4. ^ Baker, Chris (2005). A History of Thailand. Cambridge University Press. pp. 98, 148, 154. ISBN 9780521767682.
  5. ^ ""พงส์ สารสิน" อดีตรองนายกฯ ถึงแก่อนิจกรรม ในวัย 93 ปี". MThai.com. 4 February 2021.
  6. ^ "สิ้นอดีตรองนายกฯ พงส์ สารสิน วัย 94 ปี". จส.100.
  7. ^ "พงส์ สารสิน อดีตรองนายกฯ 2 สมัย ถึงแก่อนิจกรรมด้วยโรคชราในวัย 93 ปี". acnews.net.
  8. ^ ""พงส์ สารสิน" อดีตรองนายกรัฐมนตรี 2 สมัย ถึงแก่อนิจกรรมแล้ว สิริอายุ 93 ปี | https://howemagazine.com/". External link in |title= (help)

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