Thai electric utility to get new leaders

April 3, 2004 at 12:49 PM
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BANGKOK, April 3 (UPI) -- Leaders of Thailand's Electricity Generating Authority have resigned over employee protests of privatization plans, the Bangkok Post reported Saturday.

Cherdpong Siriwit, the Thailand Energy Ministry's permanent secretary and Egat chairman, said the Friday resignations of the governor and directors would enable the government to appoint new leadership.

However, he denied the government had exerted pressure on the board to step down.

The government is expected to appoint Chai-Anan Samudavanija, a former chairman of Thai Airways International, as chairman of the authority next week, he said.

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