HM the King receives new Ministers for swearing-in ceremony

At the Princess Galyani Vadhana Conference Room in Chalerm Phra Kiat Building, Siriraj Hospital, His Majesty the King this evening granted an audience to Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, who led newly appointed Cabinet members to take an oath of allegiance prior to their assumption of new posts.

Also present during the royal audience were Secretary General of the Cabinet Amphon Kittiamphon and Secretary to the Prime Minister Suranand Vejjajiva.

The audience was granted after His Majesty the King had endorsed earlier on the day a royal command appointing 18 Cabinet members as proposed by Prime Minister Yingluck. They include

1. Yingluck Shinawatra, Prime Minister and Defence Minister
2. Pol Gen Pracha Promnok, Deputy Prime Minister
3. Gen Yuthasak Sasiprapa, Deputy Defence Minister
4. Chalerm Yoobamrung, Labour Minister
5. Phongthep Thepkanchana, Deputy Prime Minister
6. Chaturon Chaisaeng, Education Minister
7.Chaikasem Nitisiri, Justice Minister
8. Niwatthamrong Bunsongphaisan, Deputy Prime Minister and Commerce Minister
9. Yangyong Phuangrach, Deputy Commerce Minister
10. Peeraphan Palusuk, Science and Technology Minister
11. Paveena Hongsakul, Social Development and Human Security Minister
12. Santi Prompat, PM’s Office Minister
13. Benja Louicharoen, Deputy Finance Minister
14. Pong Chewananth, Deputy Transport Minister
15. Wisarn Techathirawat, Deputy Interior Minister
16. Sorawong Thienthong, Deputy Public Health Minister
17. Wichet Kasemthongsri, Natural Resources and Environment Minister
18. Warathep Rattanakorn, PM’s Office Minister and Deputy Agriculture and Cooperatives Minister

In the royal command, 11 members of the Cabinet were removed. They are

1. Boonsong Teriyapirom, Commerce Minister
2. Preecha Rengsomboonsuk, Natural Resources and Environment Minister
3. Padermchai Sasomsap, Labour Minister
4. Woravat Au-apinyakul, Science and Technology Minister
5. ACM Sukumpol Suwanatat, Defence Minister
6. Cholanan Srikaew, Deputy Public Health Minister
7. Pol Lt Gen Chatt Kuldiloke, Deputy Interior Minister
8. Thanit Thienthong, Deputy Industry Minister
9. Yuthapong Charassathien, Deputy Agriculture and Cooperatives Minister
10. Sansanee Nakpong, PM’s Office Minister
11. Prasert Chanruangthong, Deputy Transport Minister

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