Sontaya Kunplome

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Sontaya Kunplome at THAI FIGHT 2012

Sontaya Kunplome (Thai: สนธยา คุณปลื้ม, rtgsSonthaya Khunpluem; born 10 December 1963) is a Thai politician. He is the son of Somchai Khunpluem ("Kamnan Poh").[1] From 2001 to 2002, Sontaya was Minister of Science and Technology, and from 2002 to 2005 Minister of Tourism and Sports under Thaksin Shinawatra.[2] As an executive member of the Thai Rak Thai Party, he has been banned from politics for five years since the Supreme Tribunal dissolved the party in May 2007.[3] Since 2011, he is the chief adviser[4] and de facto leader of the Phalang Chon Party.[5] Sontaya is married to Sukumol Kunplome who has been culture minister in Yingluck Shinawatra's cabinet since 2011.[6] Sontaya took over this position in nov 2012. [7]

Sontaya Kunplome is the president of Pattaya United F.C.[8]


  1. ^ "Prayoon Murder Case: Kamnan Poh On The Run", The Nation, retrieved 16 March 2012 
  2. ^ Assembly LIV, The secretariat of the Cabinet, retrieved on 16 March 2012.
  3. ^ "Ministers get ready for a fight as bans set to be lifted", The Nation, 8 March 2012 
  4. ^ "Kunplome family party hopes independence wins seats in July election", Pattaya Mail, 3 June 2011, retrieved 16 March 2012 
  5. ^ "Party leaders attend reconciliation lunchoen", The Nation, 6 January 2012 
  6. ^ "Reshuffle 'inevitable' after ban lift", Bangkok Post, 6 March 2012 
  7. ^ "CV", Cul Gov, Nov 2012 
  8. ^ "AIA New Sponsor for Pattaya United", Pattaya People, retrieved 16 March 2012