Suthep Thaugsuban

  • 64 years old
  • Deputy prime minister from 2008-2011
  • Member of administration that authorized 2010 crackdown on anti-government protesters
  • Faces murder charges related to that crackdown
  • Resigned from opposition Democrat Party to lead current protests
  • Has served as agriculture and communication ministers
  • Accused of giving the rich land rights under a program meant for the poor in 1995