Sondhi Limthongkul

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Sondhi Limthongkul
Founder of Manager Media Group and leader of People's Alliance for Democracy
Place of Birth: Sukhothai
Date of Birth: Fri, 07-Nov-1947
Family Background: Hainanese Thai
Education:
  • Assumption School, Bangkok
  • BA, UCLA, USA 
  • MA, Utah State University, USA 
Career:
  • 1973: Parchathipatai newspaper
  • 1976: Found Advanced Media Group
  • 1979: Found Karawek Co., Ltd.
  • 1982: Found Phoojatkarn (Manager) which evolved into the Manager Group
  • 1992: Started Wireless Communication Service (WCS)
  • 2001-04: Started a TV talkshow, "Thailand Weekly"
  • 2005-06: Hosted outdoor talkshows throughout at Thammasat University, in Lumphini Park and upcountry. His broadcasts/protests later became the core of the People's Alliance for Democracy calling for Thaksin ouster. The movement eventually led to a military coup that toppled Thaksin on September 19, 2006.
Honor/Achievements:
Honorary doctorate (Hartwick University)
Marital Status: married to Chanthip with a son, Chittanart
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