His Majesty the King has issued a royal command to appoint 200 members of the National Legislative Assembly. More than half of them are either former and active military officers as expected.
The list has been published on the Royal Gazette and it was also announced on TV Pool Thursday night.
The NLA members include several figures who are seen as being members of the anti-Thaksin movement. They include Klanarong Chanthink, former secretary general of the National Anti-Corruption Commission, former senators; Surachai Liangboonlertchai and Somchai Sawaengkarn.
Som Chatusriphithak, an elder brother of former finance minister Somkid Chatusriphithak, was also appointed.
Leading businessmen in the NLA include Boonchai Chokwatana, chairman of Saha Pathanapibul, Suphan Mongkolsuthee, chairman of Federation of Thai Industries, and Issara Vongkusolkit, chairman of Mitr Phol Sugar and chairman of Thai Chamber of Commerce.