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Event - 1997


Under the title A portrait of world powers, in a study of the 65 leaders who shape and rule the world, Vanity Fair writes 'He is a horse breeder, newspaper proprietor, yatchsman, developer, financier, and a philanthropist of unparallel scope'.

H.H. Prince Karim Aga Khan IV


Please remember Plai Petch-Article by prince sadrudin Aga Khan 1997-12-29


Human beings don't have an elephant's memory and most of you have forgotten me.

My name was Plai Petch and I was shot dead by police one year ago - on Sunday, Dec 29, 1996 to be exact - shortly after breaking loose from a chain which kept me tied to a tree for 20 years at Wat Puet Udon, Pathum Thani.

The metal ring was biting into my leg and the pain was excruciating, yet I always let men take me back to my tree and never hurt anyone or caused any damage during the few times when I released myself in the past.

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