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Thai military junta transfers 24 more figures, sets out ruling measures

English.news.cn   2014-05-28 13:43:33

BANGKOK, May 28 (Xinhua) -- Thai military junta announced to transfer 24 more figures to inactive positions and also set out the eight-point plan for national administration, local media reported on Wednesday.

The figures, including eight provincial governors and 16 senior police officers, will be sent to the Interior Ministry and National Police headquarters, respectively.

Transfers of provincial governors are scheduled to be applied from June 2, while police transfers took effect immediately after the issue of the announcement on Tuesday night.

In another move, Thai coup leader Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha, who is leader of the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO), has set out eight measures to promote national unity by stamping out color-coded political and social divisions, targeting national reform.

Promoting national unity is a part of NCPO's plan to end the country's political conflict, and the first step of the plan is to take control of national administration, the Bangkok Post on Wednesday quoted deputy army spokesman Winthai Suvaree as saying.

Enacting an interim constitution, forming an interim government, establishing a national reform assembly and legislative assembly are among the steps, while holding elections after reform is the final one, Winthai said.

The NCPO has assured that it will only oversee national administration and follow through on the work of state agencies without disrupting the normal way they work, Winthai said, adding that the NCPO has appointed six advisors on five issues, with former defence minister general Prawit Wongsuwan leading the team.

Retired General Anupong Paochinda will oversee security measures, former finance minister Somkid Jatusripitak foreign affairs, ex-Bank of Thailand governor Pridiyathorn Devakula and ex- commerce minister Narongchai Akrasanee will focus on economy, while ex-secretary-general to the Cabinet Wissanu Krea-ngam will oversee legal affairs.

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