BANGKOK, 17 August 2014 – A royal command appointing the president of the National Legislative Assembly (NLA) and his two deputies was issued today.
The royal command, countersigned by chief of the National Council for Peace and Order General Prayuth Chan-ocha, has formally appointed Mr. Pornpetch Wichitcholachai as NLA President, and Mr. Surachai Liangboonlertchai and Mr. Phirasak Phorjit as first and second NLA deputy presidents.
According to an official announcement, the royal appointments followed the resolution of the NLA members made on August 8, and were made by virtue of Section 10 of the (Provisional) Constitution of Thailand B.E. 2557. The appointments take effect immediately.