Bangkok Post

Cabinet reshuffles 31 provincial heads


The cabinet yesterday approved a nationwide reshuffle of 31 provincial governors. The annual reshuffle was proposed by the Interior Ministry.

Among those transferre­d was Nakhon Si Thammarat governor Wiroj Jiwarangsa­n, who was appointed governor of Loei. His transfer was believed to be the result of his handling of local protests by rubber farmers, a source said.

Narathiwat governor Apinant Suethanuwo­ng was appointed as Mr Wiroj’s replacemen­t.

The shake-up also affects Nonthaburi governor Wichian Phuttiwiny­u, who has been made Chiang Mai governor, and Bung Kan governor Phongsatho­rn Sajjachola­phan, who has been appointed Pathum Thani governor.

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