Chai Chidchob is confirmed dead at the age of 92.
Chai was best known as a Thai politician.
RT @ThaiPBSWorld: Former president of the Thai parliament, and a long-time MP of the north-eastern province of Buri Ram, Mr. Chai Chi…
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Chai Chidchob

ชัย ชิดชอบ
ชัย ชิดชอบ 2011.jpg
Chai Chidchob in 2011
Speakers of the House of Representatives
and President of the National Assembly of Thailand
In office
15 May 2008 – 10 May 2011
Preceded byYongyut Tiyapairach
Succeeded bySomsak Kiatsuranont
Personal details
Born(1928-04-05)5 April 1928
Surin, Thailand
Died24 January 2020(2020-01-24) (aged 91)
Buriram, Thailand
Political partyBhumjaithai Party
Spouse(s)La-ong Chidchob
ChildrenNewin Chidchob
Saksayam Chidchob
Usanee Chidchob
Alma materRamkhamhaeng University
Military service
Branch/serviceVolunteer Defense Corps
RankVDC Colonel[1]
Chai Chidchob (Thai: ชัย ชิดชอบ, RTGS: Chai Chitchop, IPA: ; 5 April 1929 – 24 January 2020) was President of the National Assembly of Thailand and the Speaker of the House of Representatives from 15 May 2008 to 10 May 2011.
1 Political career
2 Personal life and education
3 Death
4 Royal decorations
5 References
Political career
He began his career in politics by being appointed as a kamnan in Buriram Province and became known to locals as "Kamnan Chai".
His national political career began in 1957. Chai contested a seat as a Democrat Party candidate in Surin, but failed to get elected. In 1969, he ran in Buriram as an independent candidate and managed to win. He was then reelected many times. In 2007 Chai was elected to the National Assembly of Thailand as a People's Power Party representative, however, he was previously affiliated with many political parties, including Justice Unity Party, Chart Thai Party, Solidarity Party and Thai Rak Thai.
Personal life and education
He was married to La-ong. They had five sons and one daughter. One of Chai's sons is Newin Chidchob, a politician in the lower northeastern region. The PPP nomination of Chai as the house speaker is partly credited to Newin. He was an admirer of Israeli politician and soldier Moshe Dayan, sometimes even calling himself "Chai Moshe".
Chai graduated high school from Surawitthayakhan School in Surin Province. He was awarded a BA in political science by Ramkhamhaeng University and a bachelor's degree in agricultural extension and cooperative promotion from Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University.
Chai died at age 92 at his house in Buriram on 24 January 2020.
Royal decorations
Chai received the following royal decorations in the Honours System of Thailand:
Knight Grand Cordon (Special Class) of The Most Noble Order of the Crown of Thailand
Knight Grand Cordon (Special Class) of the Most Exalted Order of the White Elephant
Commander (Third Class) of The Most Admirable Order of the Direkgunabhorn
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