New Phuket governor announced

PHUKET: The Thai Cabinet has officially named former Phayao Governor Maitree Intusut as the new Governor of Phuket.

The Cabinet agreed to the proposed list of governor appointments and transfers for 19 provinces at a meeting today, two days after former Phuket Governor Tri Augkaradacha retired on Sunday.

Sommai Prijasilpa, Phuket’ senior vice-governor, has been filling in as Acting Governor in the meantime.

Governor Maitree, a master’s graduate in political science from Thammasat University, worked for 10 years for the National Security Council (NSC), first as a policy and planning analyst before moving upwards to become the NSC’s secretary-general, before taking up the position Chief Secretary for Secretariat of the Cabinet.

By 2003, he was posted to Phang Nga as vice governor for two years. He then served as vice governor in Nakhon Sri Thammarat in 2005, Lopburi in 2006, Sisaket in 2007, and back to Lopburi as vice governor in 2008.

He was promoted to Governor of Trang in 2009, where he served for two years, before being posted to Phayao.

The appointment by Cabinet is effective immediately.

The first working day for Governor Maitree as Phuket Governor has yet to be announced.

— Kritsada Mueanhawong

Phuket News
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