US-ASEAN Business Council Offers Condolences on Passing of former Thai Prime Minister and head of the Privy Council Prem Tinsulanonda

(Washington, DC) - The Board of Directors, members and staff of the US-ASEAN Business Council extend condolences to the people of the Kingdom of Thailand and Tinsulanonda family on the passing of former Thai Prime Minister and Chairman of the Privy Council, Prem Tinsulanonda on May 26 at age 98.

“Over many decades, Prem Tinsulanonda was an important hand in Thailand’s ongoing prosperity and stability,” said Alexander C. Feldman, President and CEO of the US-ASEAN Business Council. “I am saddened by this loss and express my sympathies during this time of mourning.”

Prem Tinsulanonda became Thailand’s 16th Prime Minister in 1980 and has served as a key royal advisor for decades.  He was Chairman of the Privy Council at the time of his passing.

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For 35 years, the US-ASEAN Business Council has been the premier advocacy organization for US corporations operating within the dynamic Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). Worldwide, the Council's membership, more than 160 companies, generate over $6 trillion in revenue and employ more than 13 million people globally. Members include the largest US companies conducting business in ASEAN, and range from newcomers to the region to companies that have been working in Southeast Asia for over 100 years. The Council has offices in: Washington, DC; New York, NY; Bangkok, Thailand; Hanoi, Vietnam; Jakarta, Indonesia; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Manila, Philippines; and Singapore.