Deputy PM and Defence Minister General Prawit Wongsuwan and Interior Minister General Anupong Paochinda, military senior classmates of the premier, would remain in the Cabinet, Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha said on Friday.
He was reacting to reports on the upcoming Cabinet reshuffle, without elaborating on whether they would retain their current portfolios.
Another close friend of Prayut, Agriculture and Cooperatives Minister General Chatchai Sarikulya, would also remain in the Cabinet the PM said while keeping mum on his portfolio.
Prayut was also non-committal on whether he would take over the Defence Minister post.
“It’s a non-issue for now,” he said.
The new Cabinet list is ready but some procedures were still to be completed, he said.
“But I’ve done my best. And I did it [manage the list] alone, as it’s my authority,” he said.
He declined to reveal the number of new faces in the new Cabinet.