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Three expected new ministers in a Cabinet reshuffle went to the Secretariat Cabinet Office on Wednesday afternoon to sign up and take photographs before Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha submits the list to His Majesty the King for approval.

The three are Democrat Party Surat Thani MP Sinit Lertkrai and Sa Kaeo MP Trinuch Thienthong and party-list MP Chaiwut Thanakamanusorn from the Palang Pracharath Party.

Sinit is expected to become deputy commerce minister, replacing Weerasak Wangsupakitkosol, who will take the deputy transport minister's post. Chaiwut and Trinuch are expected to become Digital Economy and Society minister and Education minister, respectively.

Deputy Prime Minister and Palang Pracharath Party leader Prawit Wongsuwan, who is said to have good ties with the Thienthong family, reportedly submitted Trinuch’s name as a ministerial candidate. The decision was reportedly not linked to Prayut or his wife, both of whom "don’t share a close relationship" with the family.

Published : March 18, 2021

By : The Nation