Thai king approves new cabinet with focus on troubled economy

Thai king approves new cabinet with focus on troubled economy
Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej is highly revered by the Thais.
PHOTO: AFP

BANGKOK - Thailand's king formally endorsed a cabinet reshuffle on Thursday that includes a new finance minister and a new deputy premier overseeing the economy as the military government seeks to spur flagging growth.

Apisak Tantivorawong, former president of state-owned Krung Thai Bank, has become finance minister, replacing Sommai Phasee, according to an official proclamation.

A government adviser, Somkid Jatusripitak, who is also a former finance minister, has been appointed deputy prime minister in charge of reviving economic growth.

More about

Prayut Chan-O-Cha
Purchase this article for republication.

BRANDED CONTENT

SPONSORED CONTENT

Your daily good stuff - AsiaOne stories delivered straight to your inbox
By signing up, you agree to our Privacy policy and Terms and Conditions.