Cabinet meeting nears end as PM to consider Military reshuffle

August 26th, 2008 - 4:05 pm ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi  

Today’s Cabinet meeting is currently nearing its end as the Government House is also scheduled to discuss the Military Reshuffle today. The reshuffle is waiting consideration on adjustments to the higher ranks of the military inline with the Defense Ministry regulation of 2007.

The meeting however may be moved to the Armed Forces Headquarters located on Chaengwattana road as Prime Minister and concurrent Defense Minister Samak Sundaravej is looking to avoid interference on the issue.

Navy Commander in Chief Admiral Sathirapan Keyanond (สถิรพันธุ์ เกยานนท) has made his way to the headquarters but has denied to speak with the press about the current situation. Permanent Secretary for Defense General Vinai Pattiyakul (วินัย ภัททิยกุล) assured that the reshuffle would be completed today and affirmed that there was no political pressure on it.

Source : National News Bureau, Public Relations Department of Thailand

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