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New Cabinet wins royal endorsement

New Cabinet wins royal endorsement

WEDNESDAY, July 10, 2019

The new Cabinet led by Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha, who will also double as defence minister, has been given the royal nod.

New Cabinet wins royal endorsement

 

Sontirat Sontijirawong, secretary-general of the core coalition partner Phalang Pracharat Party, has been given the Energy Ministry, which was also reportedly coveted by Suriya Juangroongruangkit, the leader of a key faction in Phalang Pracharat Party. 
Phalang Pracharat leader, Uttama Savanayana, has been given the Finance portfolio even though the opposition claimed his alleged role in a 2003 Krungthai Bank loan scandal disqualified him from the post. Uttama defended himself saying that during his time as senior executive at the bank, he had nothing to do with the approval of loans to ailing property firms. 
The new Cabinet will start working immediately after the ministers take their oaths before His Majesty the King, which is expected to be soon.
The new government is led by Phalang Pracharat Party, which came second in the March 24 general election but managed to build a majority in the House of Representatives by forming an 18-party coalition.

 

 

New Cabinet wins royal endorsement

Energy Minister Sontirat Sontijirawong

 

New Cabinet wins royal endorsement

Finance Minister Uttama Savanayana

 

New Cabinet wins royal endorsement

Deputy PM for National Security Affairs Prawit Wongsuwan

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Names of members of the new Cabinet, based on the royal endorsement granted on July 10, 2019

 


1. Prayut Chan-o-cha

Prime Minister and Defence Minister
 

2. Prawit Wongsuwan

Deputy Prime Minister for National Security Affairs


3. Somkid Jatusripitak

Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs


4. Wissanu Krea-ngam

Deputy Prime Minister for Legal Affairs

 

5.Jurin Laksanawisit

Deputy Prime Minister and Commerce Minister
 

6.Anutin Charnvirakul

Deputy Prime Minister and Public Health Minister


7. General Anupong Paochinda

Interior Minister
 

8. Niphon Bunyamanee

Deputy Interior Minister
 

9. Songsak Thongsee

Deputy Interior Minister
 

10. General Chaicharn Changmongkhol

Deputy Defence Minister

 

11. Uttama Savanayana

Finance Minister

 

12. Santi Phromphat

Deputy Finance Minister

 

13. MR Chatu Mongol Sonakul

Labour Minister

 

14. Tewan Liptapanlop
PM’s Office Minister

 

15. Nataphol Teepsuwan
Education Minister

 

16. Kalaya Sophonpanich
Deputy Education Minister

 

17. Kanokwan Wilawal
Deputy Education Minister

 

18. Suriya Juangroongruangkit
Industry Minister

 

19. Suvit Maesincee
Undergraduate Education, Research, Science and Innovation Minister


20. Sontirat Sontijirawong
Energy Minister


21. Somsak Thepsuthin
Justice Minister


22. Buddhipongse Punakanta
Digital Economy and Society Minister


23. Ittipol Khunpluem
Culture Minister


24. Juti Krairiksh
Social Development and Human Security Minister


25. Saksayam Chidchob
Transport Minister


26. Thavorn Senniam
Deputy Transport Minister


27. Atheerat Rattanaset
Deputy Transport Minister

28. Chalermchai Sri-on
Agriculture and Cooperatives Minister


29. Thammanas Phromphao
Deputy Agriculture and Cooperatives Minister

 

30. Mananya Thaiset
Deputy Agriculture and Cooperatives Minister


31. Praphat Phothasuthon
Deputy Agriculture and Cooperatives Minister


32. Sathit Pitutecha
Deputy Public Health Minister


33. Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn
Tourism and Sports Minister


34. Weerasak Wongsuphakijkoson
Deputy Commerce Minister


35. Varawut Silpa-archa
Natural Resources and Environment Minister


36. Don Pramudwinai
Foreign Minister

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