In a clear indication that the era of government meddling in Thai Airways International is not over, the airline's president, Kanok Abhiradee, was removed at least temporarily after being criticized by the country's prime minister for failing to react swiftly enough to a series of external crises enveloping the carrier. Kanok had been credited with launching a major revamp of Thai's product over the past 18 months that has received high marks from analysts. But on Wednesday night he was ...

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