The future of Thailand's biggest private sector organisation, the Federation of Thai Industries (FTI), is in limbo as the federation now has two chairmen, and both sides claim legitimacy in their position.
FTI chairman Payungsak Chartsutthipol insisted on Tuesday that he remains in charge, despite a vote by members to replace him at a meeting on Monday.
The FTI's scheduled monthly meeting on Monday at the Queen Sirikit Convention Centre was attended by 182 of the total 348 committee members, and 139 voted to remove Mr Payungsak from the post of the chairman. They cited his failure to insist the government delay the scheduled minimum daily wage hike to 300 baht nationwide on Jan 1.
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