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Finance minister to quit tomorrow along with Cabinet economics team

Jul 15. 2020
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By The Nation

Finance Minister Uttama Savanayana announced today he will resign from his post tomorrow (July 16).

He also confirmed reports that Deputy PM Somkid Jatusripitak, 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 will also resign.

The group is credited with running Thailand’s economy but has reportedly come under pressure from factions within the ruling Palang Pracharat Party.

Sontirat, Suwit and Uttama earlier resigned from their Palang Pracharat Party executive posts.

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