Thailand: Finance Minister Predee resigns after 26 days

  • Finance Minister Predee Daochai has submitted his resignation after 26 days in the job, citing health reasons.
  • The former president of Kasikornbank reportedly submitted the letter on 31 Aug 20 and Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha approved it.
  • Mr Predee was royally appointed on 6 Aug 20 under the quota of the prime minister.
  • According to earlier media reports, Mr Predee disagreed with his deputy, Santi Prompat from the Palang Pracharath Party (PPRP), over the reshuffle of high-ranking officials, in particular who should head the Excise Department.

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