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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


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