Chanthaburi governor offers to resign over typing errors in his order

Chanthaburi governor Witurat Srinarm has submitted his resignation to be effective as of March 7 over typing errors in his written assignment order regarding preparations for the mobile cabinet meeting in the province earlier this week.

In his resignation letter dated Feb 7, the governor admitted that he was held accountable for the mistakes for not rechecking the assignment order before it was circulated to units concerned.

Mr Witurat wrote that he had already corrected the typing errors of some wordings and had already reported the mistakes to the Interior Ministry. But in order to protect his family’s honor and his position of responsibility, he wrote that he would like to quit his government service effective as of March 7.

The typographical error involved the mix-up of wordings between an assignment order regarding the welcome ceremony for HRH Princess Sirindhorn on Jan 29 and the preparation for the arrival of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on Feb 5.

The resignation letter was addressed to the Interior permanent secretary Chatchai Promlert.

When asked to comment on the Chanthaburi governor’s resignation letter, Mr Chatchai said he had not seen the letter and promised to look into it.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)