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Pao Sarasin
Police General

Pao Sarasin
Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand

10 June 1992 - 22 September 1992
Anand Panyarachun

2 March 1991 - 23 March 1992
Anand Panyarachun
Minister of Interior

10 June 1992 - 22 September 1992
Anand Panyarachun
Anan Kintha
Chavalit Yongchaiyudh
Director-General of the Royal Thai Police

Narong Mahanon
Sawang Teerasawat
Personal details
Born(1929-07-18)18 July 1929
Bangkok, Thailand
Died7 March 2013(2013-03-07) (aged 83)
Bangkok, Thailand
Spouse(s)Thawika Sarasin
Alma materVajiravudh College
Wilbraham Academy
Johns Hopkins University

Police General Pao Sarasin (c. 1929 - March 7, 2013) was a Thai politician and former police officer. Sarasin served as the Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand, as well as the country's Interior Minister, in 1992.[1][2]

Early life and education

Sarasin was the son of former Prime Minister of Thailand Pote Sarasin and his wife, Thanpuying Siri Sarasin.[2] He was one of three brothers, including Pong Sarasin and Arsa Sarasin. Pao Sarasin graduated from Vajiravudh College, a boarding school in Bangkok.[2] He then moved to the United States, where he received a bachelor's degree in chemistry from Johns Hopkins University and a second bachelor's degree from the University of California in criminology.[2]


Sarasin enlisted the Royal Police Thai in 1954, rising to the rank of police general during his career.[2] He served as the Chief of the force's Office of the Narcotics Control Board from 1978 until 1983.[1] In 1987, he became the Chief of the Royal Thai Police.[1][2]

In 1992, Sarasin briefly held the posts of Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister under the Royal Thai Army military junta and the post-coup government of former Prime Minister Anand Panyarachun.[1][2]

During his later life, Sarasin served as the council presidents of both Mae Fah Luang University in Chiang Rai province and Khon Kaen University in Khon Kaen province.[1]


Pao Sarasin died at Siriraj Hospital in Bangkok after a month-long hospitalization for a blood infection on March 7, 2013, at the age of 83.[1] A royal bathing rite ceremony for Sarasin was held at the Wat Benchamabophit with Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn in attendance representing the royal family.[1][2] He was survived by his wife, Thapuying Tawika Sarasin, and three sons, including Thai television host, Kanit Sarasin.[1]


Foreign honours

See also


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "Pao Sarasin dies at 83". Bangkok Post. 2013-03-08. Retrieved .
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h "Former deputy PM Pao Sarasin dies". The Nation (Thailand). 2013-03-09. Retrieved .
  3. ^ a b "Semakan Penerima Darjah Kebesaran, Bintang dan Pingat".

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