Chief at Thailand’s new airport resigns

Amid myriad problems at the four-month-old Suvarnabhumi airport, the president of Airports of Thailand (AOT) resigned Thursday, while the airport’s general manager was shifted to an inactive post, according to Asia Pulse. Plagued by alleged corruption and other problems during its construction, Suvarnabhumi airport, located in Bangkok’s neighbouring province of Samut Prakan and billed by the previous government of ousted prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra as the pride of the nation, has been found to have as many as 100 cracks on its runways, taxiways and tarmac.