Thailand

Cabinet reshuffle brings in more military men


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Military Prime Minister, General Prayuth Chan-ocha has reshuffled his Cabinet after months long calls for changes to his ministerial team. The new Cabinet retains 15 ministers of whom 11 have been reshuffled and has brought in 11 new faces. There are now 15 ministers coming from the military, up by two on the previous Cabinet. The Prime Minister has also announced that all the ministers sacked in the reshuffle will become prime ministerial advisers.

The full list of the new Cabinet as posted in the Royal Gazette is as follows:

Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha; Prime Minister

Gen. Prawit Wongsuwan; Deputy Prime Minister

Gen. Tanasak Patimapragorn; Deputy Prime Minister

Somkid Jatusripitak; Deputy Prime Minister

ACM. Prajin Juntong; Deputy Prime Minister

Wissanu Krea-ngam; Deputy Prime Minister

Adm. Narong Pipatanasai; Deputy Prime Minister

ML Panadda Diskul; The Office of the Prime Minister

Gen. Anupong Paochinda; Minister of Interior

Gen. Paiboon Khumchaya; Minister of Justice

Gen. Prawit Wongsuwan; Minister of Defence

Apisak Tantivorawong; Minister of Finance

Don Pramudwinai; Minister of Foreign Affairs

Pol. Gen. Adul Saengsingkaew; Minister of Social Development and Human Security

Gen. Chatchai Sarikalya; Minister of Agriculture and Cooperatives

Arkhom Termpittyapaisith; Minister of Transport

Gen. Surasak Kanchanarat; Minister of Natural Resource and Environment

Uttama Savanayana; Minister of Ministry of Information and Communication Technology

Gen. Anantaporn Kanchanarat; Minister of Energy

Apiradi Tantraporn; Minister of Commerce

Gen. Sirichai Ditthakul; Minister of Labour

Veera Rojpojanarat; Minister of Culture

Pichet Durongkaveroj; Minister of Science and Technology

Gen. Dapong Ratanasuwan; Minister of Education

Piyasakol Sakolsatayadorn; Minister of Public Health

Atchaka Sibunruang; Minister of Industry

Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul; Minister of Tourism and Sports

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