Banharn Silpa-archa, former Thai prime minister, dead at 83

April 23, 2016 6:35 AM

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BANGKOK – Banharn Silpa-archa, a provincial political powerbroker who served a scandal-ridden 16 months as Thailand's prime minister in 1995-96, has died at age 83.

His death early Saturday morning was announced by Bangkok's Siriraj Hospital, where he was admitted Thursday after an asthma attack.

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