Assembly LII
November 25, 1996 - November 8, 1997

           General Chavalit Yongchaiyudh was appointed Prime Minister, by Royal Decree of King Rama IX, on November 25, 1996, and he, in turn, on November 29, 1996, appointed the Cabinet, whose names are shown below.

Cabinet

1.
Mr. Sukavich Rangsitpol Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Education
2.
Mr. Amnuay Viravan Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance
3.
Mr. Korn Dabbaransi Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Industry
4.
Mr. Montree Pongpanit Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public Health
5.
Mr. Samak Sundaravej Deputy Prime Minister
6.
Mr. Bhokin Bhalakula Minister to the Office of the Prime Minister
7.
Mr. Chingchai Mongcoltam Minister to the Office of the Prime Minister
8.
Mr. Piyanat Watcharaporn Minister to the Office of the Prime Minister
9.
Mr. Werakorn Khumprakob Minister to the Office of the Prime Minister
10.
Mr. Sompong Amornvivat Minister to the Office of the Prime Minister
11.
Mr. Rakkiet Sugthana Minister to the Office of the Prime Minister
12.
General Chavalit Yongchaiyudh Minister of Defense
13.
Mr. Thawachwong Na-Chiengmai Deputy Minister of Finance
14.
Mr. Chaturon Chaisang Deputy Minister of Finance
15.
Mr. Chavarat Charnvirakul Deputy Minister of Finance
16.
Mr. Prachuab Chaiyasan Minister of Foreign Affairs
17.
Mr. Pitak Intrawityanunt Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs
18.
Mr. Shucheep Hansaward Minister of Agriculture and Co-operatives
19.
Mr. Grich Gongpechara Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Co-operatives
20.
Mr. Sumpow Prachuabmoh Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Co-operatives
21.
Mr. Pravat Utamote Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Co-operatives
22.
Mr. Suwat Liptapanlop Minister of Transport
23.
Mr. Direk Charoenphol Deputy Minister of Transport
24.
Mr. Aram Lohveera Deputy Minister of Transport
25.
Mr. Somsak Thepsutin Deputy Minister of Transport
26.
Mr. Phinij Jarusombat Deputy Minister of Transport
27.
Mr. Narongchai Akrasanee Minister of Commerce
28.
Mr. Chalermphol Sanitwongchai Deputy Minister of Commerce
29.
Mr. Somporn Asavahame Deputy Minister of Commerce
30.
Mr. Sanoh Thienthong Minister of Interior
31.
Mr. Ruangvit Leeke Deputy Minister of Interior
32.
Mr. Kiatchai Shaishowarat Deputy Minister of Interior
33.
Mr. Pairoj Lohsuntorn Deputy Minister of Interior
34.
Mr. Chaiyapak Siriwat Deputy Minister of Interior
35.
Police Captain Chalerm Ubumrung Deputy Minister of Interior
36.
Mr. Suwit Khunkitti Minister of Justice
37.
Mr. Chatchai Earsakul Minister of Labour and Social Welfare
38.
Mr. Poonsawat Moolasatrsatorn Deputy Minister of Labour and Social Welfare
39.
Mr. Ekaporn Rakkwamsuk Deputy Minister of Labour and Social Welfare
40.
Mr. Yingpan Manasikarn Minister of Science, Technology and Environment.
41.
Mr. Adisorn Pianggate Deputy Minister of Science, Technology and Environment.
42.
Mr. Sungtong Srithares Deputy Minister of Education
43.
Mr. Suraporn Danaitangtrakool Deputy Minister of Education
44.
Mr. Jamlong Krutkuntode Deputy Minister of Education
45.
Mr. Sora-at Klinpratoom Minister of Public Health
46.
Mr. Soontorn Wilawan Deputy Minister of Public Health
47.
Mr. Samarn Pummakarnchana Deputy Minister of Public Health
48.
Mr. Sompop Amatayakul Deputy Minister of Public Health
49.
Mr. Montri Danphaiboon Minister of University Affairs

This Cabinet undertook these changes:

On June 21, 1997,

1. Mr. Amnuay Viravan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, resigned from the positions.
2. Mr. Narongchai Akrasanee, Deputy Minister of Commerce, resigned from the position.

On the same day,

1. Mr. Thanong Pittaya was appointed Minister of Finance.
2. Mr. Narongchai Akrasanee was appointed Minister of Commerce.

On August 15, 1997,

1. Mr. Sukavich Rangsitpol was removed from Minister of Education.
2. Mr. Sungtong Srithares was removed from Deputy Minister of Education.
3. Mr. Suraporn Danaitangtrakool was removed from Deputy Minister of Education.
4. Mr. Jamlong Krutkuntode was removed from Deputy Minister of Education.
5. Mr. Soontorn Wilawan was removed from Deputy Minister of Public Health.
6. Mr. Samarn Pummakarnchana was removed from Deputy Minister of Industry.
7. Mr. Kiatchai Shaishowarat was switched from Deputy Minister of Interior to Minister to the Office of the Prime Minister.
8. Mr. Chingchai Mongcoltam was switched from Minister to the Office of the Prime Minister to Minister of Education.
9. Mr. Montri Danphaiboon was switched from Minister of University Affairs to Minister of Labour and Social Welfare.
10. Mr. Chatchai Earsakul was switched from Minister of Labour and Social Welfare to Minister of University Affairs.
11. Police Lieutenant Colonel Thaksin Shinawatra was appointed Deputy Prime Minister.
12. Mr. Virabongsa Ramangkul was appointed Deputy Prime Minister.
13. Mr. Areepen Uttarasindhu was appointed Deputy Minister of Education.
14. Police Major Wutthi Sukosol was appointed Deputy Minister of Education.
15. Mr. Preecha Laohaphongchana was appointed Deputy Minister of Industry.

On October 24, 1997,

1. Mr. Montree Pongpanit, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public Health, resigned from the position.
2. Mr. Kiatchai Shaishowarat, Minister to the Office of the Prime Minister, resigned from the position.
3. Mr. Piyanat Watcharaporn, Minister to the Office of the Prime Minister, resigned from the position.
4. Mr. Werakorn Khumprakob, Minister to the Office of the Prime Minister, resigned from the position.
5. Mr. Sompong Amornvivat, Minister to the Office of the Prime Minister, resigned from the position.
6. Mr. Thanong Pittaya, Minister of Finance, resigned from the position.
7. Mr. Tawachwong Na-Chiengmai, Deputy Minister of Finance, resigned from the position.
8. Mr. Chavarat Charnvirakul, Deputy Minister of Finance, resigned from the position.
9. Mr. Pitak Intrawityanunt, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, resigned from the position.
10. Mr. Grich Gongpechara, Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Co-operatives, resigned from the position.
11. Mr. Sumpow Prachuabmoh, Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Co-operatives, resigned from the position.
12. Mr. Direk Charoenphol, Deputy Minister of Transport, resigned from the position.
13. Mr. Somsak Thepsutin, Deputy Minister of Transport, resigned from the position.
14. Mr. Narongchai Akrasanee, Minister of Commerce, resigned from the position.
15. Mr. Chalermphol Sanitwongchai, Deputy Minister of Commerce, resigned from the position.
16. Mr. Chaipayak Siriwat, Deputy Minister of Interior, resigned from the position.
17. Mr. Poonsawat Moolasatrsatorn, Deputy Minister of Labour and Social Welfare, resigned from the position.
18. Mr. Sompop Amatayakul, Deputy Minister of Industry, resigned from the position.
19. Mr. Chatchai Earsakul, Minister of University Affairs,resigned from the position.

On the same day

1.
Mr. Suwit Khunkitti Deputy Prime Minister
2.
Mr. Sambandh Lertnuwatana Minister to the Office of the Prime Minister
3.
Mr. Pusana Preemanoj Minister to the Office of the Prime Minister
4.
Mr. Pitak Intrawityanunta Minister to the Office of the Prime Minister
5.
Mr. Kosit Panpiemras Minister of Finance
6.
Mr. Surasak Nananukul Deputy Minister of Finance
7.
Mr. Maruay Phadungsitthi Deputy Minister of Finance
8.
Mr. Tawachwong Na-Chiengmai Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs
9.
Mr. Chatchai Earsakul Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Co-operatives
10.
Mr. Udomsak Thangthong Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Co-operatives
11.
Mr. Sompong Amornvivat Deputy Minister of Transport
12.
Mr. Som Jatusripitak Minister of Commerce
13.
Mr. Wichai Chaijitwanichkul Deputy Minister of Commerce
14.
Mr. Poj Withetyontrakij Deputy Minister of Commerce
15.
Mr. Likhit Theerawekin Deputy Minister of Interior
16.
Mr. Tossaporn Mulasastrasathorn Deputy Minister of Labour and Social Welfare
17.
Mr. Poj Sapianchai Deputy Minister of Education
18.
Mr. Somsak Thepsutin Minister of Public Health
19.
Mr. Somchai Benjarongakul Deputy Minister of Public Health
20.
Khunying Nongyao Chaiseri Minister of University Affairs

 

          
Remark:
This Cabinet left office when the Prime Minister resigned from the position on November 6, 1997.

 

Historical Sequence of Thai Cabinet