The Asia Society has named Thai protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban as its Person of the Year for 2013.
"Thai politician Suthep Thaugsuban dominated our year-end reader poll for Asia's Person of the Year 2013 -- in dramatic, come-from-behind fashion," the US-based group said on its website.
Mr Suthep finished ahead of Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani girl whose fight for education rights nearly cost her her life at the hands of Taliban thugs. He earned 116,000 votes, or nearly 88% of the total.
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