The Thai Finance Minister Predee Daochai resigned 26 days after taking office. This decision is made amid the economic crisis that led to the new coronavirus pandemic in this Asian country.
Although the reason Predee resigned has not been officially disclosed, the Thai press has speculated about a possible disagreement with the appointment of the general director of the excise department.
However, Thai Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon has denied this, stating that his departure is reacting to health problems, particularly a stroke, according to The Bangkok Post newspaper.
The Thai Prime Minister, General Prayuth Chan Ocha, was able to elect his new Finance Minister between the last Governor of the Bank of Thailand, Veerathai Santiprabhob, and the former President of the state-owned oil company PTT Public Company Limited (PTT), Pailin Chuchottaworn. according to local media.