GOVERNMENT leaders, diplomats, top politicians and rights activists yesterday expressed their sorrow over the death of former foreign minister and Asean secretary-general Surin Pitsuwan yesterday.
Surin, 68, succumbed to a massive heart attack. He collapsed at his residence and was admitted to Ramkhamhaeng Hospital. He was about to leave his residence to preside over the Thailand Halal Assembly 2017 at Bitec Bangna at 2 pm when he collapsed, according to a close aide. His funeral will be held today at Tha It Mosque in Nonthaburi province.