PM insists no political interference on removal of Piyasvasti


BANGKOK, 22 May 2012  – The Prime Minister insisted that the government did not meddle in the Thai Airways Board of Directors’ decision to sack its President Piyasvasti Amranand. 

According to Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, the government has nothing to do with the decision and no one from the government is going to to take the post of THAI president.

She said the board unanimously voted to remove Mr Piyasvasti from the post, adding that the board members had been appointed by the former government.

As many are concerned that sacking Mr Piyasvasti would lead to more debt burden for the national flag carrier, the Premier believed that the board has considered this as the most appropriate decision. Ms Yingluck also agreed that the board and labor union, which is protesting against the removal of Mr Piyasvasti, should hold discussions to thrash out their differences and come to terms.