Khomsan takes office as new Chonburi governor

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Chonburi’s new governor, Khomsan Ekachai toured province’s temples, statues and institutions as he began his new term late last month.

Accompanied by his wife, Busarawadee, Khomsan started Nov. 28 at Lord Buddha’s Hall where he prayed to the province’s guardian spirits, then moved on to pay homage at a statue of King Rama V before moving on to Chao-poh Lak Muang Court, where he introduced himself to area residents.

The tour then moved on to Yai Inthraram and Suantaan temples, where he paid respect Great King Taksin. At the Brahman Shrine, the province’s deputy governor and bureaucrats welcomed him and they jointly prayed to Buddhist relics.

Chonburi’s new governor, Khomsan Ekachai begins work in his new position. Chonburi’s new governor, Khomsan Ekachai begins work in his new position.

The former Udon Thani governor was appointed by the Cabinet Nov. 15, taking over for Wichit Chatpaisit, who was named the new governor of Chantaburi.

More than 100 of his former Udon Thani neighbors were among the guests that greeted Khomsan after the tour as he arrived for an evening party.

Khomsan was born Oct. 12, 1955 and earned degrees from Chonburi Technical College, Ramkhamhaeng University and Thammasart University. After earning his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in political science, he then joined the police academy and began government service in 1979 as a bailiff in Nakon Phanom. He remained in law enforcement until 1999, when he earned a post with the elections department, then began deputy governor of Chonburi in 2008. Since then, he served as governor of Tak, Nong Khai and Udon Thani.