BANGKOK, September, 5 2014 – Eleven persons have been chosen to lead the selection committee for National Reform Council members, paving the way for selection of the 250 NRC members to be finished by the end of September.
As a result of Thursday’s move, General Prawit Wongsuwan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, now heads the selection process for NRC members in the field of politics.
General Anupong Paochinda, the Minister of Interior, now heads the selection process for NRC members in the field of governance. Mr. Meechai Ruchupan is now head of selections in the field of state administration; Mr. Pornpetch Wichitcholachai now heads the selection of members involved in legal affairs; Deputy Prime Minister Yongyuth Yuthavong now heads the selection in the field of education; Mr. Narongchai Akrasanee, the minister of energy, is now heading the selection of members in economic affairs; Deputy Prime Minister M.R. Pridiyathorn Devakula now heads the selection of NRC members involved with energy affairs; NCPO advisor ACM Ittiporn Supawong now heads the selection of members in public health affairs; General Noppadol Intapanya now heads the selection of members in mass communications affairs; Mr. Somkid Jatusripitak, adviser to the NCPO, now heads the selection of members involved in social affairs; General Dapong Ratanasuwan, the minister of natural resources and environment, now heads the selection of NRC members for all other affairs.
The heads of selection will now work to select from the thousands of candidates who are being considered via the recently completed nomination process, and provide the final names within this month.