Govt downplays plans for cabinet reshuffle

Prawit 'knows nothing' of move to interior

Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon: I want to stay as Minister of Defence. (Bangkok Post file photo by Thanarak Khunton)

The government has brushed aside speculation that the upcoming cabinet reshuffle will see Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Prawit Wongsuwon moved to the role of interior minister.

Gen Prayut said Monday he is unaware of the reports, but added that his deputy is keen to carry on in the positions he currently occupies.

Some media outlets have suggested Gen Prawit will be replaced by Interior Minister Anupong Paojinda as the new defence minister in the reshuffle. "I have no idea," said Gen Prawit, responding to a question from the media.

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