NCPO sets up advisory board headed by Gen Prawit Wongsuwan


BANGKOK, 28 May 2014 – The National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) has introduced its own advisory board comprising ten officials, many of whom are notable military figures.

In one of its latest announcements, the NCPO appointed ten officials into its newly-established advisory panel. Former Defense Minister and Army Chief Gen Prawit Wongsuwan was named the chairman of the board while former Army Chief Gen Anupong Paochinda and former Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister MR Pridiyathorn Devakula were assigned to serve as deputies.

Seven individuals were appointed advisors to the NCPO, namely Mr Somkid Jatusripitak, Mr Narongchai Akaraseranee, Mr Wisanu Kruangam, Mr Yongyuth Yutthawong, ACM Itthaporn Supawong, Gen Noppadol Inthapanya and Gen Dapong Rattanasuwan. Gen Dapong will concurrently serve as secretary to the panel.

The advisory board is authorized to provide the NCPO with opinions and suggestions as requested, and it is in charge of the appointment of officials into its own subcommittees and working committees. The advisors are also responsible of accepting any recommendations on behalf of the NCPO chief.