SIAM: Frequent

Young, brilliant, tradition-breaking Defense Minister Colonel Luang Bipul Songgram has had a spectacular career in Siamese politics, featured by frequent promotions and escapes from assassination. Three years ago an assassin fired at him, winged him at a football game at Bangkok. Three months ago his own valet fired two shots at him, missed.

Last month Defense Minister Colonel Songgram became Premier. Few days before his promotion the Defense Minister dined with his wife, daughter and a few friends. Soon after dinner they all took sick. Doctors were summoned and found the food...

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