PM, military leaders discuss army reshuffle


BANGKOK, 8 March 2014  Prime Minister and Defense Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has met with military top brass to discuss military reshuffling. It has been confirmed that the government did not meddle in the list. 

Permanent Secretary for Defense General Nipat Thonglek revealed that Miss Yingluck had recently met with military leaders, including Supreme Commander Thanasak Patimaprakorn, Army Chief Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha, and Navy Commander Admiral Narong Pipatanasai. The meeting was mainly focused on military reshuffle list.

According to the Defense permanent secretary, the list has already been completed without any political intervention as the prime minister had left the decision solely to the military.

General Nipat will submit the final reshuffle list to the Election Commission (EC) for an endorsement. The EC is expected to take up to a week or 5 working days to render its decision.