Paper says ex-central banker may become Thai PM

A former central bank chief has been tipped to become Thailand's interim civilian leader after Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra was ousted in a military coup, a newspaper reported on Saturday 23 September.

Chatu Mongol Sonakul was deemed one of the best-qualified for the job because of his monetary and fiscal expertise as well as his recognition in the world community, the Bangkok Post quoted "highly placed sources" as saying.

The British-educated technocrat led the Bank of Thailand from 199

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