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Prayut faces high-stakes Cabinet reshuffle

Thai PM's new team must show it's up for difficult task amid Covid-19 crisis: Analysts

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Thailand's much anticipated Cabinet reshuffle began in a messy fashion yesterday, with the government's economic team quitting while Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha was away on a provincial trip.

Those who resigned were Finance Minister Uttama Savanayana; Energy Minister Sontirat Sontijirawong; Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation Minister Suvit Maesincee; and Deputy Secretary-General to the Prime Minister for Political Affairs Kobsak Pootrakool.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 17, 2020, with the headline Prayut faces high-stakes Cabinet reshuffle. Subscribe