Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha (Photo: EPA/VNA)
 
Bangkok (VNA) - Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha has submitted a list of his new cabinet’s members to King Rama X in preparation for a reshuffle that is expected to focus on improving economic performance.

Earlier this month, PM Prayut said he was considering a reshuffle and was thinking of reducing the number of military officers in the Cabinet and replacing them with civilians.

In the proposed Cabinet reshuffle, according to local media sources, Minister of Agriculture and Cooperatives General Chatchai Sarikulya would be shifted to the Ministry of Natural Resources or the Ministry of Labour to fill a vacancy created by the resignation of General Sirichai Distakul early this month.

Chatchai’s current post would be undertaken by former permanent secretary and former agriculture minister Yukol Limlamthong.

Speculation also indicated that Chutima Bunyapraphasara, currently Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Cooperatives, might replace Minister of Commerce Apiradi Tantraporn.

Police Chief General Chakthip Chaijinda would be named Minister of Justice or Minister of Social and Human Development, while Minister of Social and Human Development General Adul Saengsingkaew would be reshuffled to the post of deputy PM.-VNA