Pong Sarasin
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Pong Sarasin
Pong Sarasin
Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand

4 August 1988 - 9 December 1990
Chatichai Choonhavan

5 August 1986 - 3 August 1988
Prem Tinsulanonda
Personal details
Born (1927-07-16) 16 July 1927 (age 93)
Bangkok, Thailand
Political partySocial Action Party
Spouse(s)Malinee Sarasin

Pong Sarasin (Thai: ? ) (born 16 July 1927) is a Thai businessman and a retired politician who served under Major General Chatichai Choonhavan's[1] cabinet, acting as Deputy Prime Minister along with General Tienchai Sirisumpan in 1988.


Pong was a scion of the wealthy Sarasin family, one of Bangkok's oldest assimilated Thai-Chinese business clans. Pong, although himself was a leading member of Thailand's Social Action Party, is frequently associated with his politically active family:[2] 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.[3]


Pong started working at Bank of Thailand continued to resign and worked at the Department of Administrative Intelligence in the middle of the years 1952 to 1957 and therefore resigned to worked for Thainamthip Co., Ltd. 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 founded the Social Action Party and served as party secretary in 1984 and running for the election of Khon Kaen House of Representatives inn the 1986 election and was elected consecutively until 1988 for a total of 2 terms.


  1. ^ http://www.cabinet.thaigov.go.th/eng/cab_45.htm
  2. ^ Ramalingham, Albert (11 August 1987). "The Powerful Sarasin Family of Thailand". The Straits Times.
  3. ^ Baker, Chris (2005). A History of Thailand. Cambridge University Press. pp. 98, 148, 154. ISBN 9780521767682.

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