Thailand’s military government on November 4 named Borwornsak Uwanno, secretary-general of King Prajadhipok’s Institute, as Chairman of the Charter Drafting Committee (CDC) and ten other CDC members.

The move completed the formation of the 36-member CDC after nearly six months since the army seized the power in the country.

The panel must propose a constitution draft within four months before sending it to the National Reform Council and the junta, formally known as the National Council for Peace and Order, for approval.

Once approved, the charter will be Thailand's 20th since it became a constitutional monarchy in 1932.

Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha expressed his hope that the new constitution will put an end to prolonged political divisions and people’s participation in the drafting process will create a better administration.-VNA