11 July 2024

Thailand’s new prime minister Srettha Thavisin has set a new record, even though he has not yet started work as the country’s new leader, thanks to his height.

Srettha, whose is 192cm tall, towers over his predecessor, Prayut Chan-o-cha, whose stands at 178cm. He is Thailand’s tallest ever prime minister. Srettha is now the tallest ASEAN leader. Before former Singapore leader Goh Chok Tong was the tallest.

Among the world leaders, according to the South China Morning Post’s (SCMP) website, Serbia’s president, Aleksandar Vučić, is the tallest, at 198cm.

Now Srettha is the second tallest among the world leaders. Before former US President Donald Trump and Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau are both 188cm. They shared the title of second tallest world leaders, until now.

According to SCMP online, former US President Barack Obama is 185cm, incumbent US President Joe Biden stands at 182cm, Malaysia’s former leader Mahathir Mohamad and China’s President Xi Jinping are both 179cm. Meanwhile France’s President Emmanuel Macron ranks ninth in terms of world leader height.

by Marisa Chimprabha