Sontaya Kunplome

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Sontaya Kunplome
สนธยา คุณปลื้ม
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11th Mayor of Pattaya City
Assumed office
25 September 2018
Preceded byAnan Charoenchasri
Minister of Culture
In office
28 October 2012 – 22 May 2014
Prime MinisterYingluck Shinawatra
Preceded bySukumol Kunplome
Succeeded byVira Rojpojchanarat
Minister of Tourism and Sports
In office
3 October 2002 – 10 March 2004
Prime MinisterThaksin Shinawatra
Succeeded bySomsak Thepsuthin
Minister of Science and Technology
In office
17 February 2001 – 3 October 2002
Prime MinisterThaksin Shinawatra
Preceded byArthit Ourairat
Succeeded byPinit Jarusombat
Personal details
Born (1963-12-10) 10 December 1963 (age 55)
Chonburi, Thailand
Political partyPhalang Chon Party
Height1.67 m (5 ft 6 in)
Spouse(s)Sukumol Kunplome
ProfessionPolitician
Military service
Allegiance Thailand
Service/branchVolunteer Defense Corps
RankVDC Col.[1]

Sontaya Kunplome (Thai: สนธยา คุณปลื้ม, RTGSSonthaya Khunpluem; born 10 December 1963) is a Thai politician. He is the son of Somchai Khunpluem ("Kamnan Poh").[2] From 2001 to 2002, Sontaya was Minister of Science and Technology, and from 2002 to 2005 Minister of Tourism and Sports under Thaksin Shinawatra.[3] 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.[4] Since 2011, he is the chief adviser[5] and de facto leader of the Phalang Chon Party.[6] Sontaya is married to Sukumol Kunplome who has been culture minister in Yingluck Shinawatra's cabinet since 2011.[7] Sontaya took over this position in November 2012. [8]

He was appointed political advisor to Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha in April 2018. Later in September 2018, he was appointed Pattaya Mayor.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.ratchakitcha.soc.go.th/DATA/PDF/2543/B/015/5.PDF
  2. ^ "Prayoon Murder Case: Kamnan Poh On The Run", The Nation, retrieved 16 March 2012
  3. ^ Assembly LIV Archived 2012-01-15 at the Wayback Machine., The secretariat of the Cabinet, retrieved on 16 March 2012.
  4. ^ "Ministers get ready for a fight as bans set to be lifted", The Nation, 8 March 2012
  5. ^ "Kunplome family party hopes independence wins seats in July election", Pattaya Mail, 3 June 2011, retrieved 16 March 2012
  6. ^ "Party leaders attend reconciliation lunchoen", The Nation, 6 January 2012
  7. ^ "Reshuffle 'inevitable' after ban lift", Bangkok Post, 6 March 2012
  8. ^ "CV", Cul Gov, Nov 2012
  9. ^ "Junta Replaces Pattaya Mayor by Article 44". Khaosod English. 2018-09-25. Retrieved 2018-09-26.