Two more privy councilors appointed

The Nation reports on the Royal Gazette announcement that the king has appointed two more members of the Privy Council, bringing the total membership to 13.

Earlier he appointed 10 members and maintained General Prem Tinsulanonda as president. The king can appoint a further six members.

The newest members are “Wirat Chinvinijkul, vice President of The Supreme Court, and Jaranthada Karnasuta, advisor of The Office of His Majesty´s Principal Private Secretary…”.

Wirat is remembered for his role in the judiciary’s efforts to bring down the Thai Rak Thai government in 2006. This involved judges reporting to General Prem.

Jaranthada is a former Director-General of Fisheries Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives.

Both are claimed to be close to Prem.

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