Assembly LIII
November 14, 1997 - November 9, 2000

           Mr. Chuan Leekpai was appointed Prime Minister, by Royal Decree of King Rama IX, on November 14, 1997, and he, in turn, appointed the Cabinet, whose names are shown below.

Cabinet

1.
Mr. Bhichai Rattakul Deputy Prime Minister
2.
Mr. Supachai Panitchapakdi Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Commerce
3.
Mr. Pancha Kesornthong Deputy Prime Minister
4.
Mr. Suwit Khunkitti Deputy Prime Minister
5.
Khunying Supatra Masdit Minister to the Office of the Prime Minister
6.
Mr. Savit Bhotiwihok Minister to the Office of the Prime Minister
7.
Mr. Jurin Laksanawisit Minister to the Office of the Prime Minister
8.
Mr. Abhisit Vejjajiva Minister to the Office of the Prime Minister
9.
Air Chief Marshal Somboon Rahong Minister to the Office of the Prime Minister
10.
Mr. Chaiyot Sasomsub Minister to the Office of the Prime Minister
11.
Mr. Chuan Leekpai Minister of Defense
12.
General Watanachai Wootisiri Deputy Minister of Defense
13.
Mr. Tarrin Nimmanahaeminda Minister of Finance
14.
Mr. Pichase Panvichatikul Deputy Minister of Finance
15.
Mr. Pisit Leeahtam Deputy Minister of Finance
16.
Mr. Surin Pitsuwan Minister of Foreign Affairs
17.
M.R. Sukhumbhand Paribatra Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs
18.
Mr. Pongpol Adireksarn Minister of Agriculture and Co-operatives
19.
Mr. Wirach Ratanasate Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Co-operatives
20.
Mr. Somchai Soonthornvat Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Co-operatives
21.
Mr. Newin Chidchob Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Co-operatives
22.
Mr. Suthep Thaugsuban Minister of Transport
23.
Mr. Pradit Phataraprasit Deputy Minister of Transport
24.
Mr. Sontaya Kunplome Deputy Minister of Transport
25.
Mr. Phadermchai Sasomsub Deputy Minister of Transport
26.
Mr. Phaitoon Kaeothong Deputy Minister of Commerce
27.
Mr. Photipong Lamsam Deputy Minister of Commerce
28.
Major General Sanan Kajornprasart Minister of Interior
29.
Mr. Chamni Sakdiset Deputy Minister of Interior
30.
Mr. Vatana Asavahame Deputy Minister of Interior
31.
Mr. Prapat Pothasuthon Deputy Minister of Interior
32.
Mr. Phinij Jarusombat Deputy Minister of Interior
33.
Mr. Sutasn Ngenmune Minister of Justice
34.
Mr. Trairong Suwankiri Minister of Labour and Social Welfare
35.
Mr. Jongchai Thiengtham Deputy Minister of Labour and Social Welfare
36.
Mr. Prakob Sungto Deputy Minister of Labour and Social Welfare
37.
Mr. Yingpan Manasikarn Minister of Science, Technology and Environment.
38.
Mr. Porntep Techapaibul Deputy Minister of Science, Technology and Environment.
39.
Mr. Chumpol Silpa-Archa Minister of Education
40.
Mr. Somsak Prisananuntagul Deputy Minister of Education
41.
Mr. Arkom Angchuan Deputy Minister of Education
42.
Mr. Rakkiet Sugthana Minister of Public Health
43.
Mr. Dhiravat Sirivansant Deputy Minister of Public Health
44.
Mr. Kamron Na Lamphun Deputy Minister of Public Health
45.
Mr. Somsak Thepsutin Minister of Industry
46.
Mr. Phonrakrit Hongthong Deputy Minister of Industry
47.
Mr. Anurak Chureemas Deputy Minister of Industry
48.
Commander Deja Sukaromnd Minister of University Affairs

 

          This Cabinet undertook these changes:

          On September 15, 1998, Mr. Rakkiet Sugthana, Minister of Public Health, resigned from the position.

          On September 21, 1998, Mr. Dhiravat Sirivansant, Deputy Minister of Public Health, resigned from the position.

          On October 1, 1998,

          1. Mr. Chumpol Silpa-Archa , Deputy Minister of Education, resigned from the position.
          2. Mr. Wirach Ratanasate, Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Co-operatives, resigned from the position.

          On October 4, 1998,

          1. Mr. Chaiyot Sasomsub, Minister to the Office of the Prime Minister, resigned from the position.
          2. Mr. Photipong Lamsam, Deputy Minister of Commerce, resigned from the position.
          3. Mr. Trairong Suwankiri, Minister of Labour and Social Welfare, resigned from the position.
          4. Mr. Prakob Sungto, Deputy Minister of Labour and Social Welfare, resigned from the position.
          5. Mr. Yingpan Manasikarn, Minister of Science, Technology and Environment, resigned from the position.
          6. Mr. Somsak Thepsutin, Minister of Industry, resigned from the position.
          7. Mr. Phonrakrit Hongthong, Deputy Minister of Industry, resigned from the position.

          On October 5, 1998,
          1. Mr. Anurak Chureemas was switched from Deputy Minister of Industry to Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Co-operatives.
          2. Commander Deja Sukaromnd was switched from Minister of University Affairs to Deputy Minister of Public Health.
          3. Mr. Korn Dabbaransi was appointed Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public Health.
          4. Major General Sanan Kajornprasart was appointed Deputy Prime Minister.
          5. Mr. Pitak Intrawityanunt was appointed Minister to the Office of the Prime Minister.           
          6. Mr. Choksamarn Leelawongsa was appointed Deputy Minister of Transport.
          7. Mr. Prawich Rattanapeera was appointed Deputy Minister of Commerce.
          8. Mr. Sompong Amornvivat was appointed Minister of Labour and Social Welfare.
          9. Mrs. Paweena Hongsakul was appointed Deputy Minister of Labour and Social Welfare.
          10. Mr. Suwit Khunkitti was appointed Minister of Science, Technology and Environment.
          11. Mr. Rawee Hiranyachot was appointed Deputy Minister of Science, Technology and Environment.
          12. Mr. Pancha Kesornthong was appointed Minister of Education.
          13. Mr. Pairoj Losundara was appointed Deputy Minister of Education.
          14. Mr. Suwat Liptapanlop was appointed Minister of Industry.
          15. Mr. Preecha Laohaphongchana was appointed Deputy Minister of Industry.
          16. Mr. Suriya Jungrungreangkit was appointed Deputy Minister of Industry.
          17. Mr. Prachuab Chaiyasan was appointed Minister of University Affairs.

          On January 1, 1999, Mr. Somchai Soonthornvat, Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Co-operatives, resigned from the position.

          On June 24, 1999, Mr. Choksamarn Leelawongsa, Deputy Minister of Transport, resigned from the position.

          On June 26, 1999, Mr. Pancha Kesornthong, Minister of Education, resigned from the position.

          On June 29, 1999,

          1. Mr. Suwit Khunkitti, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Science, Technology and Environment, resigned from the position.
          2. Mr. Rawee Hiranyachot, Deputy Minister of Science, Technology and Environment, resigned from the position.
          3. Mr. Suriya Jungrungreangkit, Deputy Minister of Industry, resigned from the position.

          On July 5, 1999, Mr. Phadermchai Sasomsub, Deputy Minister of Transport, resigned from the position.

          On July 9, 1999,

          1. Mr. Pitak Intrawityanunt, Minister to the Office of the Prime Minister, resigned from the position.
          2. Mr. Prawich Rattanapeera, Deputy Minister of Commerce, resigned from the position.
          3. Mr. Sompong Amornvivat, Minister of Labour and Social Welfare, resigned from the position.
          4. Mr. Preecha Laohaphongchana, Deputy Ministry of Industry, resigned from the position.

          On the same day,

          1. Mrs. Paweena Hongsakul was switched from Deputy Minister of Labour and Social Welfare to Minister to the
          Office of the Prime Minister.
          2. Mr. Somsak Prisananuntagul was switched from Deputy Minister of Education to Minister of Education.
          3. Mr. Arkom Angchuan was switched from Deputy Minister of Education to Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Co-operatives.
          4. Commander Deja Sukaromnd was removed from Deputy Minister of Public Health.
          5. Mr. Trairong Suwankiri was appointed Deputy Prime Minister.
          6. Mr. Pinyo Niroj was appointed Minister to the Office of the Prime Minister.
          7. Mr. Itthi Sirilatthayakorn was appointed Deputy Minister of Transport.
          8. Mr. Chaiya Sasomsub was appointed Deputy Minister of Transport.
          9. Mr. Kornpoj Asvinwijit was appointed Deputy Minister of Commerce.
          10. Police Major Wutthi Sukosol was appointed Deputy Minister of Labour and Social Welfare.
          11. Mr. Anusorn Wongwan was appointed Deputy Minister of Labour and Social Welfare.
          12. Mr. Arthit Urairat was appointed Minister of Science, Technology and Environment.
          13. Miss. Kanjana Silpa-Archa was appointed Deputy Minister of Education.
          14. Mr. Wichai Tansiri was appointed Deputy Minister of Education.
          15. Mr. Wutthichai Sa-nguanwongchai was appointed Deputy Minister of Industry.

          On March 29, 2000, Major General Sanan Kajornprasart, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior,
          resigned from the position.

          On April 9, 2000, Mr. Pancha Kesornthong, Deputy Prime Minister, resigned from the position.

          On April 11, 2000,
          1. Mr. Pongpol Adireksarn was removed from Minister of Agriculture and Co-operatives.
          2. Mr. Sontaya Kunplome was switched from Deputy Minister of Transport to Minister of Interior.
          3. Mr. Prapat Pothasuthon was switched from Deputy Minister of Interior to Minister of Agriculture and Co-operatives.
          4. Mr. Jongchai Thiengtham was switched from Deputy Minister of Labour and Social Welfare to Deputy Minister of Transport.
          5. Mr. Banyat Bantadtan was removed from Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior.
          6. Police Lieutenant-General Wiroj Pao-in was appointed Deputy Prime Minister.
          7. Mr. Prayuth Siripanich was appointed Deputy Minister of Labour and Social Welfare.

          On June 6, 2000, Mrs. Paweena Hongsaku, Minister to the Office of the Prime Minister, resigned from the position.

          On June 13, 2000, Police Major Wutthi Sukosol, Minister of Labour and Social Welfare, resigned from the position.

          On June 14, 2000,

          1. Mr. Adisai Bodharamik was appointed Minister to the Office of the Prime Minister.
          2. Police General Pracha Promnok was appointed Minister of Labour and Social Welfare.

          On June 28, 2000, Mr. Bhichai Rattakul, Deputy Prime Minister, resigned from the position.

          On September 8, 2000,

          1. Mr. Prachuab Chaiyasan was removed from Minister of University Affairs.
          2. Mr. Sutasn Ngenmune was appointed Deputy Prime Minister.
          3. Mr. Raksa Tantisundara was appointed Deputy Minister of Commerce.
          4. Mr. Suchon Charmpoonod was appointed Minister of University Affairs.

          On September 25, 2000, Mr. Pinyo Niroj, Minister to the Office of the Prime Minister, resigned from the position.

          On November 15, 2000, Mr. Pairoj Losundara, Deputy Minister of Education, resigned from the position.

          On November 17, 2000, Mr. Suchon Charmpoonod, Minister of University Affairs, resigned from the position.

          On November 21, 2000, Mr. Adisai Bodharamik, Minister to the Office of the Prime Minister, resigned from the position.


Remark:
This Cabinet left office when the Royal Decree of Parliament Dissolution was vigorized on November 9, 2000.

 

Historical Sequence of Thai Cabinet