World Briefs: Prayut considering Cabinet reshuffle

Prayut considering Cabinet reshuffle

BANGKOK • Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said he was considering reshuffling his Cabinet so that his government's policies would be better delivered. He also admitted on Friday that widespread media speculation over the imminent Cabinet shake-up had caused him to lose concentration.

There was speculation that army commander-in-chief General Udomdej Sitabutr, who is to retire at the end of September, will replace General Prawit Wongsuwan as the new defence minister. Gen Udomdej currently also serves as the deputy defence minister.


GHB candidates to contest in Sarawak

KUALA LUMPUR • Malaysia's newly formed non- governmental organisation Gerakan Harapan Baru (GHB) is set to contest in Sarawak's next election.

The GHB, led by former leaders of the opposition Parti Islam SeMalaysia (PAS), has not decided whether to contest as a party or field independent candidates, The Malaysian Insider reported. The present Sarawak state legislative assembly's term expires in June next year.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on July 26, 2015, with the headline 'World Briefs: Prayut considering Cabinet reshuffle'. Print Edition | Subscribe