A former Chonburi deputy governor has returned to take over the top spot in the government’s bureaucratic reshuffle Oct. 1.
Pakarathon Tienchai and his wife Supaporn paid their respects at various shrines and monuments to begin their term in the province after serving as governor of Sa Kaeo Province the past four years. They stopped at Phra Phuttha Sihing Hall, Suan Tan Temple, the Chonburi City pillar shrine, and monuments to King Taksin the Great and King Rama V.
Civil servants, soldiers, police and residents welcomed the couple, who also received well wishes from their former post.
Pakarathon, 54, served as Chonburi’s deputy governor from 2010-2012 before being named governor of Sa Kaeo where he previously worked as the head of two districts. He began his bureaucratic career in 1984 as an assistant district chief in Khon Kaen after graduating with a master’s degree in public administration from the National Institute of Development Administration. (CPRD)