Parnpree Resigns After Cabinet Reshuffle


Foreign Affairs Minister Parnpree Bahiddha-Nukara resigned from his cabinet position on Sunday (Apr 28), following a cabinet reshuffle that resulted in him losing his additional role as deputy prime minister. Despite retaining his portfolio as Foreign Minister in the new cabinet lineup, Parnpree chose to step down, expressing that his decision was based on principles and confidence in his performance.

During his tenure, Parnpree highlighted his contributions to boosting foreign investments and advancing Thailand’s economic diplomacy, which included opening new trade opportunities. He was also active in addressing international crises and negotiating the release of Thai nationals detained abroad during conflicts such as the Hamas-Israel violence and in Laukkaing, Myanmar.

Following his resignation, Parnpree confirmed in a media interview that he would reconsider his future political engagement with the ruling Pheu Thai Party. He stated that he felt constrained by only holding the foreign ministerial post, believing others could more effectively fulfill the role given the broader scope of responsibilities.

The preceding is a press release from the Thai Government PR Department.

Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.