Acting Thai PM qualified for full ministerial authority in making decisions under cabinet’s new order

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Acting Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan now holds full ministerial authority in making decisions on matters regarding budgets and governmental staff, according to the ministerial order issued by the cabinet on Tuesday, August 30th.

According to the edict, in case the Prime Minister is unable to perform official duties, the Deputy Prime Ministers will be assigned to act on behalf of the Prime Minister, respectively, as follows:

1. General Prawit Wongsuwan, 2. Jurin Laksanawisit, 3. Anutin Charnvirakul, 4. Don Pramudwinai, and 5. Supattanapong Punmeechaow.

The order issued in 2020 previously stated that the Acting/Caretaker Prime Minister holds full decision-making powers on management and budget approval but must be initially approved by the Prime Minister.

However, after the cabinet meeting on Tuesday, the committee canceled this condition. This means that General Prawit now holds power and authority like-wise as the Acting Prime Minister. More importantly, the edict was retroactively applied from August 24th, when the Constitutional Court ordered Prayut’s ministerial suspension.


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Nop Meechukhun
National News Writer at The Pattaya News from September 2020 to October, 2022. Born and raised in Bangkok, Nop enjoys telling stories of her hometown through her words and pictures. Her educational experience in the United States and her passion for journalism have shaped her genuine interests in society, politics, education, culture, and art.