A total of three ministers, including the finance minister, resigned from the leadership of the Thai government this Thursday as part of an expected restructuring of the Asian country’s executive leadership.
Finance minister Utama Savanayana has resigned alongside the heads of energy and higher education, Sontirat Sontijirawong and Suvit Maesinci, and deputy general secretary of the Prime Minister’s office, Kobsak Putrakul.
The four were known as “The Four Boys” and belonged to a quartet of technocrats who were responsible for the government’s economic plans and were ordered by Vice Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak.
Upon submitting his resignation, Utama emphasized that they would all take immediate effect and thanked Prime Minister Prayuth Chan Ocha for giving them their trust and opportunity to be part of the executive, the Thai newspaper The Bangkok Post reports . .