Two members of the United Thai Nation Party (UTN) have been appointed as political-office holders attached to the Secretariat of the Prime Minister.
The cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, on Tuesday approved the appointments of Sayam Bangkultham and Newin Chorchaithip as political officials attached to the PM’s Secretariat, as proposed by Pirapan Salirathavibhaga, who serves as the PM’s secretary-general as well as the UTN’s leader.
Mr Sayam serves as the UTN’s deputy secretary-general while Mr Newin sits on the party’s strategic committee and is tipped to be a potential MP candidate for Bangkok’s Yannawa district in the coming election.
The PM’s secretariat has been given a quota of 30 political officials, and there are already 24 of them, including the new appointees, according to a source.
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