PM submits cabinet list
On Wednesday, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha submitted his list of new cabinet ministers for royal endorsement, according to a source.
The list includes the names of the six people to be appointed for seven positions.
They include Predee Daochai, former co-president of Kasikornbank (KBank) and chairman of the Thai Bankers' Association, who is expected to become deputy prime minister and will concurrently serve as finance minister.
Secretary-general of the ruling Palang Pracharath Party (PPRP), Anucha Nakasai, will be the prime minister's new office minister, sources say.
Anek Laothamatas, an executive of the Action Coalition for Thailand Party, will be the minister of higher education, science, research and innovation.
Former PTT Global Chemical Plc (PTTGC) director Supattanapong Punmeechaow is set to be energy minister.
Suchart Chomklin, Chon Buri MP and deputy leader of the PPRP will be the labour minister and the government's current spokeswoman, Narumon Pinyosinwat, will be his deputy.