EC deputy secretary-general transferred

EC deputy secretary-general transferred

EC deputy secretary-general Nat Laosisawakul talks during a briefing at the EC office on December last year. Mr Nat was transferred to be director of the EC's institute for political and electoral development, effective July 22, 2019. (Photo by Apichit Jinakul)
EC deputy secretary-general Nat Laosisawakul talks during a briefing at the EC office on December last year. Mr Nat was transferred to be director of the EC's institute for political and electoral development, effective July 22, 2019. (Photo by Apichit Jinakul)

The Election Commission's deputy secretary-general in charge of holding the March 24 election has been transferred to another EC branch.

EC secretary-general Jarungvith Phumma signed an order which transferred his deputy Nat Laosisawakul, who was in charge of holding the elections and referendum, to take up the post of director of the EC's institute for political and electoral development. He will be replaced by another deputy secretary-general, Metha Silapun, who is now in charge of promoting people's participation.

Meanwhile, the institute's current director Paiboon Lekprom will be promoted to Mr Metha's position. 

The order will take effect on July 22. The March 24 elections have been criticised for being fraught with several problems, including delays in ballot card deliveries and uncertainty in the vote counting process.

However, Pol Col Jarungvith denied that the transfer was a result of the problems related to the elections, adding that important work is waiting for Mr Nat as the EC plans to establish an educational institution on politics.


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