Pol Gen Pongsathat to ONCB, Chiang Mai Governor moved to inactive post
The Cabinet on Tuesday approved the Justice Ministry's proposal for the deputy police chief to become the new secretary general of the Office of Narcotics Control Board.
Deputy Prime Minister Chalerm Yoobamrung said Pol Gen Pongsathat Pongcharoen will be the new chief of the ONCB while Pol Lt Col Dussadee Arayavudh, secretary general of Office of Public Sector Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) was named the new deputy permanent secretary of the Justice Ministry.
Asked who would replace Dussadee at the PACC, Chalerm said Justice Minister Pol Gen Pracha Promnok was still considering it.
The Cabinet also promoted Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Director-General Wibul Sanguanpong to permanent secretary of the Interior Ministry.
The Cabinet approved Wibul's promotion and the reshuffle of other senior Interior Ministry officials, as proposed by Interior Minister Yongyuth Wichaidit.
As part of the annual reshuffle, Chiang Mai Governor ML Panadda Dissakul was transferred to the inactive position of deputy permanent secretary. When he was appointed the Chiang Mai governor by the Democrat government, Panadda announced that he would not tolerate illegal or violent activities of the red-shirt protesters.
In June 2011, Pheu Thai member Chalerm Yoobamrung said Pannadda would definitely face the axe if the Pheu Thai won an election and became a coalition leader.