BANGKOK, 1 August 2014 – His Majesty the King has endorsed the 200 members of the national legislative assembly, whose names were earlier submitted by the National Council for Peace and Order, and enacted a royal decree calling for the assembly to convene on August 7.
The appointing of the national legislative assembly was made in accordance with section 6 of the Provisional Constitution B.E. 2014. More than half of the 200 individuals appointed were either retired or active military officials. Former deputy prime minister and finance minister Somkid Jatusripitak, and former minister of commerce Narongchai Akrasanee, were also appointed members of the assembly.
The Senate Secretary-General’s Office has requested that members of the assembly report to Parliament by August 5.