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Thailand appoints finance minister after monthlong void

To boost COVID-hit economy, prime minister picks former junta transport minister

Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha has appointed Arkom Termpittayapaisith as finance minister after leaving the position vacant for about a month.   © Reuters

BANGKOK -- Thailand Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha brought an end to a monthlong vacancy in the cabinet by appointing former Transport Minister Arkom Termpittayapaisith to the position of finance minister.

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