Armed forces, ministries send representatives to meet acting Senate speaker

national May 15, 2014 00:00

By The Nation

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The armed forces and key ministries sent representatives to a meeting with acting Senate speaker Surachai Liengboonlertchai at Parliament on Thursday afternoon.

Surachai held a closed-door meeting with the representatives that started at 1.50pm.
Gen Chatchawal Khamkaset, director of the Secretariat Department, represented the Defence Ministry at the meeting.
Other representatives included Deputy Supreme Commander Gen Worapong Sagnanetr, Army Chief-of-Staff Gen Aksara Kerdphol, Navy Chief-of-Staff Adm Thaweewut Pongpipat, and Air Force Chief-of-Staff ACM Treethos Sonjaeng.
The ministries that sent representatives to meet Surachai included the Interior Ministry, the Justice Ministry, the Science Ministry, the Education Ministry, the Industry Ministry, the Agriculture Ministry, the Natural Resources and Environment Ministry, the Social Development and Human Security Ministry, and the Culture Ministry.
The Budget Bureau also sent its representative to meet Surachai.
Appointed Senator ACM Weerawit Kongsak, the chairman of the Senate committee on coordination for solving political problems, said the Senate would like to hear from senior government officials about the problems they are facing in their work at the present time.
Weerawit said the Senate also wanted to listen to opinions as to how to tackle economic and security problems.