Pichai downplays ex-deputy”s criticism

Pichai downplays  ex-deputy"s criticism

Pichai downplays ex-deputy's criticism
Pichai Chunhavajira

Deputy PM and Finance MinisterPichai Chunhavajiradownplayed criticism of him in a resignation letter written by his former deputy Krisada Chinavicharana.

According to Mr. Krisada, who resigned as deputy finance minister due to his differences in work style and the fact that Mr. Pichai failed to handle him with respect when they collaborated.

” That’s understandable”, said Mr Pichai on Tuesday when asked about the causes as outlined in Mr Krisada’s text written on May 8 and published by the internet.

” There actually are always reasons]like these ] when it comes to working]together], but I simply ca n’t go into detail now”, he said.

Mr. Krisada even stated in his letter that Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin, who was also the former finance minister, had a proven track record of success in promoting the implementation of crucial expeditions.

These jobs included directing government initiatives to address issues brought on by large house debt, assisting small and medium-sized businesses in overcoming financial challenges, and accelerating the release of the federal budget for 2024.

Mr. Krisada, a former official in the finance ministry, claimed that while serving as a deputy finance minister, he always made sure the president’s spending was done in accordance with economic and fiscal control laws.

Additionally, Mr. Krisada’s May 10 letter, which stated his intentions to quit his position with the United Thai Nation ( UTN) Party, was published in the media.

UTN head Pirapan Salirathavibhaga, however, said he had now talked to Mr Krisada on the phone, and the latter affirmed his decisions.

Mr. Pirapan said it was a very specific issue and that Mr. Krisada’s withdrawal text, which pointed an accusing finger at Mr. Pichai, was in agreement with Mr. Pirapan.

He claimed that the UTN may select a replacement for Mr. Krisada to fill the position of deputy finance minister.

Paopoom Rojanasakul, the deputy finance minister, claimed only from press reports that he had learned of Mr. Krisada’s withdrawal letter.

If the reported speech is confirmed, Mr Paopoom said he would regard Mr Krisada’s choice.

Mr. Paopoom claimed to have known Mr. Krisada for ten centuries after their partnership at the Fiscal Policy Office.

Krisada Chinavicharana