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Ill-health forces MCOT president to quit

Anek Permvongseni, president of state-owned MCOT Plc, has resigned, citing health problems, MCOT online reported Friday.

He tendered his resignation and the Board of Directors approved his resignation at a meeting on Wednesday. His resignation will take effect June 12.

Anek cited health problems as his reason to leave, saying that it could affect his work and company operations. He did not specify his health problem.

The MCOT is a state-owned public broadcaster which owns and operates a number of radio and television stations in Thailand, based in Bangkok.

Jessada Promjart, Exective Vice President and Chief Finance Officer, was appointed acting president during the process to find a new president.

Anek on May 2 has issued statement, denying rumours that he was resigning. However he was on sick leave May 6-16.

He was appointed by the company’s executive board on September 26, 2012 and formally began work as MCOT president on October 1, 2012.


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