BANGKOK — Even ministers suspected of drug trafficking and holding fake PhDs need a day off.
Deputy agriculture minister Thammanat Prompao is skipping Tuesday’s cabinet meeting to recuperate in Bangkok Hospital due to a high fever, according to a photo and information sent by Thammanat’s aides to the press.
In the photo, Thammanat can be seen giving a victory sign while in a hospital bed.
Thammanat is currently embroiled in allegations that he spent four years in an Australian jail for drug trafficking. He has also been accused of claiming to have earned a PhD from a bogus institution. The minister has denied both accusations.