By The Nation
Wichai had submitted his resignation letter to the Commerce Ministry's permanent secretary asking for leave until April 24 before resigning.
“I told him I didn’t want to see him resign,” Jurin said. “He has worked very hard to solve the face mask problem amid this Covid-19 pandemic and he managed to provide them to 60 million people in the country. We did the best that we can.”
He added that Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha was not notified about the matter. He was also not certain that the decision would lead to a conflict among coalition parties.