Govt spokesmen expected to be appointed today
The Cabinet is slated to appoint a team of spokespeople today (Tuesday) with the post of government spokesman expected to go to Phalang Pracharat party-list MP Naruemol Pinyosinwan.
A source from the Government House said the first Cabinet meeting after the government delivered its policy statement to Parliament would appoint the government spokesmen team.
The source added that Naruemol has resigned as a party-list MP so that a candidate below her could be moved up to fill her place. Naruemol vacated her House seat once informed of the Cabinet’s agenda by the Cabinet Secretariat.
According to the source, Phalang Pracharat deputy spokesman Thanakorn Boonkongchana and Traisulee Traisoranakul, a failed party-list candidate of the Phalang Pracharat, would be appointed deputy spokespeople.
An academic and former lecturer at the National Institute of Development Administration, Naruemol is recognised for her strong knowledge of economic and social affairs.
She took part in drafting policy on state welfare, such as the state welfare cards for low-income people which the first Prayut government introduced.
Naruemol told reporters that she was not worried about assuming the post because her earlier responsibilities required her to speak to the media regularly.
She said she would provide easy-to-understand explanations to the public about the government’s work and would also explain political issues.
Meawhile, Traisulee said she had just heard the reports that she would be appointed a deputy spokeswoman but she was not sure whether this would become a reality.
Traisulee said she thought her father had talked to government leaders about the post, adding that she would welcome the opportunity and was confident she was qualified for the job.