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Thailand’s Former Prime Minister and royal confidante Prem Tinsulanonda, one of the most influential figures in modern Thai politics, has died at 98.

The former army general, who served as Prime Minister from 1980 to 1988, died in a Bangkok hospital.

The most trusted advisor of late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, Prem helped to cement the military-monarchy bond.

He is widely believed to have been instrumental in the 2006 coup against then Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra.

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