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Somkid and four key members quit Cabinet

By The Nation

 

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From left: Kobsak Pootrakool, Uttama Savanayana, Sontirat Sontijirawong and Suvit Maesincee at Government House on Thursday.

 

Key Cabinet members tendered their resignations on Thursday at Government House.

 

Handing in their papers were Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak, Finance Minister Uttama Savanayana, Energy Minister Sontirat Sontijirawong, Minister of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation Suvit Maesincee and Kobsak Pootrakool, deputy secretary-general to the PM for political affairs.

 

Except Somkid, all of them went personally to Government House to submit their own letters and handed over Somkid's resignation.

 

Sontirat, Suwit and Uttama had earlier resigned from the Phalang Pracharat Party's executive posts.

 

Uttama said that it was the right time to step down, insisting that they were not under pressure to resign.

 

Sontirat said he has no plan to set up a new political party.

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30391422

 

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Four economic ministers say resignation was not pressured

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - The resignations of the Deputy Prime Minister, Dr. Somkid Jatusripitak, and four ministers in his economic team have taken effect, with the five holding a press conference claiming their decision was in the best interests of the country and that they were not pressured to step down.

 

The Finance Minister, Uttama Savanayana, accompanied by the Energy Minister, Sontirat Sontijirawong; the Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation Minister, Suvit Maesince, and the Deputy Secretary-General to the Prime Minister, Dr. Kobsak Pootrakool, submitted their resignation letters to Prime Minister and Defense Minister, Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha, through his Secretary, Disathat Hotrakit. Their resignations took effect immediately.

 

Dr. Somkid tasked Dr. Kobsak with submitting the letters, remarking that the decision was timely and in the country’s interests, elaborating that it should reduce political pressure on the Prime Minister and allow greater clarity in terms of a cabinet reshuffle. He assured the public that the move was not due to any pressure and that the parting was amicable. Mr. Uttama added that future cooperation with the government was not out of the question if it is for the greater good of the nation.

 

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They havnt resigned from politics only the cabinate

 

They know its easier to catch fish in muddy water.

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The top 5 Billionaire families have installed their own Economic team to replace them. Was news a couple of weeks back.

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3 hours ago, NCC1701A said:

nice ties.

 

was there a buy three get one free promotion? 

Number 2 spilled his coffee laughing at your question........🙂

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3 hours ago, NCC1701A said:

nice ties.

 

was there a buy three get one free promotion? 

Why yellow- red would look nice!!!

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9 hours ago, webfact said:

He assured the public that the move was not due to any pressure and that the parting was amicable.

Then why all the media hype, falling on their swords or putting one each into the PM, methinks the latter as resignations on good terms usually take effect when a suitable replacement can be found, on other words, not effective immediately, so pull the other one mate, that said more should do as these guys have done to show what a balls up the PM and his cronies are, but we all know that oi.

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More generals in the government is perhaps the best decision for the country. They have so much knowledge of everything as you can see at the PM 😉

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