Thienchay is reform council chairman

Thienchay is reform council chairman

Members of the National Reform Council (NRC) unanimously elected Prof Thienchay Kiranandana the chairman of the council on Tuesday, and he promised to work at his best.

Prof Thienchay Kiranandana reports in at parliament after being  appointed to the National Reform Council last week (photo by Chanat Katanyu)

The 250-member National Reform Council conven ed its first meeting at 9.30am Tuesday. Being the eldest councilor, Paron Isarasena na Ayudhya, 87, acted as chairman for the meeting, when councillors were due to elect a chairman.

Councillor Chai Chidchob nominated Mr Thienchay, former rector of Chulalongkorn University as chairman. The other nominee, Alongkorn Ponlaboot, withdrew from the contest. The NRC then unanimously elected Mr Thienchay as chairman, as earlier expected.

Mr Thienchay said he would work at his best and he saw two main tasks for the council: drafting a new constitution and implementing national reform in at least 10 areas. He urged councillors to work honestly and finish their tasks on schedule.

Borwonsak Uwanno was elected deputy chairman of the National Reform Council.

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