BANGKOK - Thailand’s interior minister and leader of the ruling party resigned from the cabinet amid a spiralling graft probe scandal and fears over the political fallout for the government. Yongyuth Wichaidit said he would quit his ministerial position, although he will retain his role as a member of parliament and as head of the Puea Thai party, allied with ousted former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra. “I have decided to resign from both deputy prime minister and interior minister positions,” he told reporters in Bangkok, adding that the move would take effect from Monday. Yongyuth, 70, was found guilty by the Thai NACC for unlawfully endorsing the sale of monastic land to a golf course developer.