Soldiers grab almost third of cabinet

The Prayuth 1 cabinet line-up is reportedly completed and will be submitted for royal endorsement in the last week of September.

From now until then, the qualifications of the candidates will be checked.

On the economic front, two of the ministers under the 2006 post-coup government are back.

MR Pridiyathorn Devakula, a former deputy prime minister and finance minister, will be deputy prime minister in the new cabinet. Sommai Pasi, the deputy finance minister in the Surayud Chulanont government, will be in charge of the finance portfolio.

A third or 12 of the 36-member cabinet will likely be retired and active military officers, according to reports.

Latest cabinet line-up as of Aug 29, 2014

 

Minister

Title

Prime Minister

Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha

NCPO

Deputy PMs

Gen Prawit Wongsuwon

 

NCPO

Gen Tanasak Patimapragorn

MR Pridiyathorn Devakula

Former PM

Yongyut Yuttawong

Former science and technology minister

Wissanu Krea-Ngam

Former PM

Agriculture

Petipong Pungbun Na Ayudhya

Former agriculture permanent secretary

Commerce

Gen Chatchai Sarikalya

NCPO

[Deputy] Apiradee Tantraporn

Former deputy commerce permanent secretary

Culture

Apinan Posayanond

Culture permanent secretary

Defence

Gen Prawit Wongsuwon

NCPO

Education

Adm Narong Pipathanasai

NCPO

[Deputy] Lt Gen Surachet Chaiyawong

Energy

Narongchai Akrasanee

Former commerce minister

Finance

Sommai Pasi

Former deputy finance minister

Foreign affairs

Gen Tanasak Patimapragorn

NCPO

[Deputy] Don Pramudwinai

Former ambassador, Washington DC

Industry

Chakramon Phasukvanich

Former industry permanent secretary

Information and communication technology

Pornchai Rujiprapa

Former science permanent secretary

Interior

Gen Anupong Paochinda

NCPO

[Deputy] Suthi Makboon

Former deputy interior permanent secretary

Justice

Gen Paiboon Khoomchaya

NCPO

Labour

Gen Surasak Kanchanarat

NCPO

Natural resources and environment

Gen Daopong Rattanasuwan

NCPO

PM’s Office

Arkhom Termpittayapaisith

Secretary general, NESDB

Public health

Rajata Rajatanavin

President, Mahidol University

Science and technology

Yongyut Yuttawong

Former science and technology minister

Social development and human security

Pol Gen Adul Saengsingkaew

NCPO

Tourism and sports

Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul

CEO, Toshiba Thailand

Transport

ACM Prajin Juntong

NCPO

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