BANGKOK (The Nation; Gazette): Former Phuket Governor Pongpayome Vasaputi has been promoted from Deputy Permanent Secretary to Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Interior (MoI).
K. Pongpayome, 58, governed Phuket from 2000 to 2003 and was one of five pioneer Governor CEOs. After leaving the province, he took up the post of Director-General of the Department of Local Administration (DOLA) and oversaw the introduction of Governor CEOs in the other 70 provinces.
K. Pongpayome’s promotion is part of a reshuffle at the top level of government, which will also see current DOLA Director-General Saroj Katchamart replace K. Pongpayome as Deputy Permanent Secretary of the MoI.
The new reshuffle will take effect after it receives royal endorsement.
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