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(From Thai Press Reports)
Section: Commentary - The Nation - The appointment of the ex-Thai Rak Thai finance whiz stirred controversy; his resignation adds to the govt's credibility crisis.
Less than a week after his appointment as a special envoy of the prime minister to create a better understanding with the international community about the sufficiency economic theory, Dr Somkid Jatusripitak, the architect of the Thai Rak Thai's populist policies, decided to call it quits.
Yet damage has been done to the already slipping credibility of the Surayud government, which has suffered a series of flip-flops on key moves, mainly involving economic policies.
Over the past week, Prime Minister Surayud Chulanont has come under political pressure to explain to the public why he opted to recruit Somkid as an official spokesman on …