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Two senior labour officials transferred

The National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) yesterday transferred two senior labour officials in charge of employment of migrant workers.

Employment Department director-general Prawit Khiangpol was transferred to an inactive post in the PM's Office.

The deputy permanent secretary at the Labour Ministry, Sumet Mahosot, was appointed as acting Employment Department chief, replacing Prawit.

The chief of the Office of Foreign Workers Administration, Decha Pruekpatanarat, was also moved to an inactive post at the PM's Office as well.

He was replaced by Chon Buri Employment chief Pichit Nilthongkham, who became the acting chief of the Office of Foreign Workers Administration.

In a separate development, caretaker secretary-general of the House of Representatives Chare Panpruang on Wednesday ordered the transfer of 16 government officials at Parliament.

The order came after the NCPO last week ordered the transfer of House secretary-general Suwichag Nakwatcharachai to an inactive post at the PM's Office.

Most of the House officials transferred by Chare worked at the offices related to finance and procurement. Therefore, the transfers have been expected in preparation for a probe into possible corruption allegedly made under Suwichag's lead.


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