Thailand’s military government on September 26 approved a 250-member reform council, as part of its preparations for a general election to be held in late 2015.

The council is in charge of drawing up political reforms and approving a new constitution.

Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, also the army chief, selected the members of the council himself but refused to release their names.

He said the list of the 250 council members including academics, lawyers and members of social organisations would be submitted for royal approval.

The junta stated that the country needs to overhaul its political system in 11 sectors including energy, private law and management.-VNA