Born into an affluent business and political family of Thailand, Yingluck Shinawatra received an elite education. She became the country’s first female prime minister but later fled the country when charges of corruption were brought against her. It is believed she is now exiled in London.
Born to Thai-Chinese medical professors in England, academic and politician Abhisit Vejjajiva was educated at the elite institutes Eton and Oxford. He later joined Thailand’s Democrat Party and became famous for his policies such as free education. In 2008, he became Thailand’s youngest prime minister in over 50 years.
President of Bangladesh from 2002 to 2009 and Acting Prime Minister of Bangladesh in 2006-2007, Iajuddin Ahmed was a respected professor at University of Dhaka, having a doctorate in Soil Science, before he joined politics. Remembered for developing a process that preserved nutrients in soil, he also held the posts of Chairman of the Soil Science Department of Dhaka University
Khuang Aphaiwong was a Thai politician best remembered for his service as the Prime Minister of Thailand on three occasions between 1944 and 1948. He also served as the Leader of the Democrat Party from 1946 to 1968.