NSC Sec Gen Paradorn to be appointed as PM’s advisor


BANGKOK, 17 March 2014  Lt Gen Paradorn Pattanathabutr will be appointed as advisor to the Prime Minister after the reinstatement of Mr Thawil Pliensri as Secretary General of the National Security Council (NSC). 

Lt Gen Paradorn Pattanathabutr said he accepted the Central Administrative Court’s decision to reinstate Thawil Pliensri as NSC Secretary General, and it was likely that he would be transferred to be a PM’s adviser.

As for the pending peace dialogue with the southern insurgent group Barisan Revolusi Nasional, Lt Gen Paradorn said whether or not he will still be in charge of the operation is up to the cabinet. He pledged that he would do his best to restore peace to the violence-torn area if he was allowed to continue his duty.

The Administrative Court earlier ruled in favor of Thawil Pliensri who submitted a petition against his transfer from the NSC chief and requested that he be reinstated. Mr Thawil was removed from his post under a Prime Minister’s order that saw him transferred to be an adviser to the PM’s Office.