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Thai PM Prayut faces high-stakes Cabinet reshuffle after resignations

A shake-up in the Cabinet would allow Thai Premier Prayut Chan-o-cha to show that he is doing something about the Covid-19 crisis. PHOTO: AFP
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BANGKOK - Thailand's much anticipated Cabinet reshuffle began in a messy fashion on Thursday (July 16) 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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