New cabinet to be sworn in before HM King

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha.
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha.

Bangkok – The outgoing cabinet ministers attended their final meeting on Monday, with the agenda focusing on the achievements of the government and the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) over the past five years. The Secretariat of the Cabinet announced that the new cabinet will be sworn in before His Majesty the King on Tuesday, July 16 at 6 p.m.

The swearing-in ceremony will be held at the Amphorn Sathan Residential Hall and cabinet members are required to wear their Thai civil service white uniforms with badges of the Secretariat of the Cabinet.

The final meeting of the old cabinet considered a memorandum of understanding (MOU) of the Ministry of Social Development and Human Security to be signed with the Lao People’s Democratic Republic; the memorandum needs the cabinet’s approval.

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha is scheduled to deliver his policy statement in parliament on July 25. The length of the parliamentary meeting will depend on the government, the opposition and the Senate, who will set a time frame together.

Pheu Thai Party deputy leader Chawalit Wichayasut, in his capacity as Chief Opposition Whip, said all seven opposition parties will meet on July 16 to consider the government’s written policy statement. The opposition parties said they will prepare information during the meeting for a no-confidence motion.