Royal Endorsement for New Cabinet Members; Updated Ministerial Lineup Revealed

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The new cabinet members have received their royal endorsement.

The confirmed list contains names that were reported in the news before, including the last-minute change where Pheu Thai’s Suthin Klangsaeng took the position of defense minister instead of Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha’s close aide, Gen Natthapol Nakpanich.

Pheu Thai’s Puangphet Choonla-iad took the seat of PM Office Minister instead of Lawyer Phichit Chuenban, the long-time legal counsel for the Shinawatra family, who announced that he would not assume the position last night.

Puangphet is one of the five women in the new cabinet, and the remaining members include Pheu Thai’s Sudawan Wangsuphakijkosol, Bhumjaithai’s Supamat Issarapakdi, Pheu Thai’s Monporn Charoensri, and Ruam Thai Sang Chart’s Pimpatra Wichaikul.

However, Palang Pracharath MP Pai Leeke, who was expected to be the deputy commerce minister, was not included in the list. It was reported that both Puangphet and Pai had convictions in the past, so they decided not to take up their positions, unlike Thammanat Prompao, who assumed his role as agriculture minister despite being imprisoned for heroin smuggling in Australia.

Up next is the swearing-in ceremony, expected to take place on September 5th. A special cabinet meeting to discuss the new government policies is expected on September 6th.

The new government is anticipated to announce its policies in parliament on September 8th, with the first official cabinet meeting projected for either September 11th or 12th.

Here is the new confirmed list of 34 ministers and deputy ministers in the Srettha administration:

Prime Minister
– Srettha Thavisin (Pheu Thai)

Deputy Prime Minister
– Phumtham Wechayachai (Pheu Thai)
– Parnpree Bahiddha-Nukara (Pheu Thai)
– Somsak Thepsutin (Pheu Thai)
– Anutin Charnvirakul (Bhumjaithai)
– Gen Prawit’s brother, Pol Gen Patcharawat Wongsuwan (Palang Pracharath)
– Pirapan Salirathavibhaga (Ruam Thai Sang Chart)

PM Office Minister
– Puangphet Choonla-iad (Pheu Thai)

Interior Ministry
– Anutin Charnvirakul (Bhumjaithai) = Minister
– Chada Thaiseth (Bhumjaithai) = Deputy
– Songsak Thongsri (Bhumjaithai) = Deputy
– Kriang Kantinan (Pheu Thai) = Deputy

Defence Ministry
– Suthin Klangsaeng (Pheu Thai) = Minister

Foreign Ministry
– Parnpree Bahiddha-Nukara (Pheu Thai) = Minister
– Jakkapong Sangmanee (Pheu Thai) = Deputy

Justice Ministry
– Pol Col Tawee Sodsong (Prachachart) = Minister

Health Ministry
– Chonlanan Srikaew (Pheu Thai) = Minister
– Santi Promphat (Palang Pracharath) = Deputy

Education Ministry
– Newin’s brother, Pol Gen Permpoon Chidchob (Bhumjaithai) = Minister
– Surasak Phancharoenworakun (Bhumjaithai) = Deputy

Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation Ministry
– Supamat Issarapakdi (Bhumjaithai) = Minister

Social Development and Human Security Ministry
– Varawut Silpa-archa (Chart Thai Pattana) = Minister

Natural Resources and Environment Ministry
– Pol Gen Patcharawat Wongsuwan (Palang Pracharath) = Minister

Culture Ministry
– Sermsak Pongpanit (Pheu Thai) = Minister

Finance Ministry
– Srettha Thavisin (Pheu Thai) = Minister
– Julaphan Amornvivat (Pheu Thai) = Deputy
– Krisada Chinavicharana (outsider) = Deputy

Tourism and Sports Ministry
– Sudawan Wangsuphakijkosol (Pheu Thai) = Minister

Energy Ministry
– Pirapan Salirathavibhaga (Ruam Thai Sang Chart)

Commerce Ministry
– Phumtham Wechayachai (Pheu Thai) = Minister
– Napintorn Srisunpang (Bhumjaithai) = Deputy

Labour Ministry
– Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn (Bhumjaithai) =Minister

Agriculture Ministry
– Capt Thammanat Prompao (Palang Pracharath) = Minister
– Anucha Nakasai (Ruam Thai Sang Chart) = Deputy
– Chaiya Phromma (Pheu Thai) = Deputy

Transport Ministry
– Suriya Juangroongruangkit (Pheu Thai) = Minister
– Surapong Piyachot (Pheu Thai) = Deputy
– Monporn Charoensri (Pheu Thai) = Deputy

Digital Economy and Society Ministry
– Prasert Chantararuangthong = Minister

Industry Ministry
– Pimpatra Wichaikul (Ruam Thai Sang Chart)


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