Prayut Chan-o-cha Biography
Like his direct predecessor, Anupong Paochinda, and former defence minister Prawit Wongsuwan, Prayut is a member of the army’s “eastern tigers” faction. Most of them, like Prayut, began their military careers in the 2nd Infantry Division, headquartered in eastern Thailand, particularly in the 21st Infantry Regiment (Queen’s Guards).
Prayut Chan-o-cha is a famous Minister, who was born on March 21, 1954 in Thailand.
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Prayut Chan-o-cha (sometimes spelt Prayuth Chan-ocha; Thai: ประยุทธ์ จันทร์โอชา , pronounced [prā.jút tɕān.ʔōː.tɕʰāː] ; born 21 March 1954) is a Thai politician, retired Royal Thai Army general officer and former leader of the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO), the military junta which governed Thailand between 22 May 2014 and 10 July 2019. As of August 2019 he serves as Prime Minister of Thailand, Thailand’s Defence Minister, and head of the Royal Thai Police. In addition, he assumed the duties of Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak as head of the government’s economic team and oversees the Justice Ministry’s Department of Special Investigation (DSI).
Prayut Chan-o-cha Net Worth
Prayut Chan-o-cha is one of the richest Minister. Prayut Chan-o-cha is listed on Richest Minister. According to our analysis, Wikipedia, Forbes & Business Insider, Prayut Chan-o-cha net worth is approximately $1.5 Million.
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Prayut’s nickname is “Tuu” (Thai: ตู่ ; RTGS: Tu ), and he is affectionately known as “Big Tuu” (Thai: บิ๊กตู่ ; RTGS: Bik Tu ) or “Uncle Tuu” (Thai: ลุงตู่ ; RTGS: Lung Tu ) by his supporters. He married to Naraporn Chan-o-cha, a former associate professor at Chulalongkorn University’s Language Institute. She has served as president of the Army Wives’ Association since Prayut’s selection as army chief in 2010, and is involved with distance learning organisations, for whom she teaches English on a long-distance learning television channel. She claimed to have told her husband to cool down when speaking to the media. Moreover she told reporters that she was “looking after” her husband, taking responsibility for his clothes, makeup and haircut. According to her, Prayut was dressed “in the English style”, wore shoes by Church’s and suits tailored at “Broadway”.
Prayut was the chief of staff of the Royal Thai Army from 2008 to 2009, and in 2009 he was appointed honorary adjutant to the king. In 2010, he succeeded Anupong Paochinda as commander in chief.
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According to the Bangkok Post, Prayut has a collection of lucky rings which he varies daily in accordance with that day’s activities. He also wears an elephant hair bracelet to ward off bad luck. He has revived the wearing of the traditionally inspired phraratchathan, first popularised by Prem Tinsulanonda in the 1980s, and has instructed cabinet members to dress in the phraratchathan at meetings, rather than in Western suits.
During the political crisis that began in November 2013 and involved protests against the caretaker government of Yingluck, Prayut claimed that the army was neutral, and would not launch a coup. However in May 2014, Prayut staged a military coup against the government and assumed control of the country as NCPO leader. He later issued an interim constitution granting himself sweeping powers and giving himself amnesty for staging the coup. In August 2014, an unelected military-dominated national legislature appointed him Prime Minister.
In May 2013, Prayut sold nine plots of land in a Bangkok suburb to a company called 69 Property for 600 million baht. Reporters subsequently asked him about the land sale, and the prime minister’s position was that the media had no business questioning him on the matter. “The land has belonged to me since I was a kid, it belonged to my father. So what’s the problem?” Gen Prayut said. “Please stop criticising me already.”
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After graduating from the Chulachomklao Royal Military Academy, Prayut served in the 21st Infantry Regiment, which is granted Royal Guards status as the Queen’s Guards (Thai: ทหารเสือราชินี ; lit. Queen’s Musketeer). In 2002, he served as a deputy commanding general in the 2nd Infantry Division, becoming its commanding general one year later. In 2005, he became a deputy commanding general of the 1st Army, which includes the 2nd Infantry Division, and again became its commanding general within a year.
After the 2006 Thai coup d’état, Prayut was appointed to the National Legislative Assembly. In this capacity, he joined the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources. Prayut sits on the executive boards of a number of companies including a state electricity utility company, the Metropolitan Electricity Authority (MEA). From 2007 to 2010 he was independent director at Thai Oil Public Co, Ltd. Since 7 October 2010 he has been a director of Thai Military Bank and chairman of the Army United Football Club.
Prayut is a former Commander in Chief of the Royal Army from October 2010 to October 2014. After his appointment as army chief, Prayut was characterised as a royalist and an opponent of former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra. Considered a hardliner within the military, he was one of the leading proponents of military crackdowns on the Red Shirt demonstrations of April 2009 and April–May 2010. He later sought to moderate his profile, talking to relatives of protesters who were killed in the bloody conflict, and co-operating with the government of Yingluck Shinawatra who won parliamentary elections in July 2011.