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Turbulent Thailand

Thailand unveils new cabinet with economic czar from PTT group

Appointments show Prayuth's priority is to restructure COVID-hit state entities

The Government House in Bangkok. Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, under pressure to boost the economy, has unveiled a new cabinet ahead of schedule.   © Reuters

BANGKOK -- Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha's government on Thursday announced it had handed key positions in the energy and finance departments to former executives in a state-owned company and a commercial bank, in a reshuffle it hoped would quell public criticism after it sacked the economic team headed by former Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak.

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