Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha has ordered the removal of the governor of the State Railway of Thailand Mr Wutthichart Kalayanamit and the retire board of directors.
Under the same order which was issued by virtue of Section 44 of the interim constitution, the prime minister appointed Mr Anont Luangboriboon, deputy director-general of Highways Department as the new SRT governor, replacing Wutthichart who was transferred to an inactive post in the Prime Minister's Office.
A new board of directors of the SRT was also appointed. They are Mr Worawit Champeerat as the chairman and the board members include Ms Chunhachit Sungmai, Mr Bovorn Wongsin-udom, Mr Piti Tanthakasem, Admiral Thaweechai Boon-anan, Mrs Anchalee Tengprateep, Group Captain Thanakorn Piraphan, Mr Anont Luangboriboon and Mr Amnuay Preemonwong.
No reason was given for the purge of the SRT board and governor.
Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)