Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Three more province governors appointed

Only by chance I checked the transcript of yesterdays cabinet meeting as the agenda included a topic "การแต่งตั้งข้าราชการให้ดำรงตำแหน่งประเภทบริหารระดับสูง (กระทรวงมหาดไทย)" - Appointment of senior officials (Ministry of Interior). And to my surprise, I found that it were three more province governors which were appointed, I didn't realize that with the previous list of appointments there were still provinces left without a new governor.
  1. Surachai Sisankham (นายสุรชัย ศรีสารคาม), deputy governor of Nakhon Yaok becomes governor of Nakhon Nayok.
  2. Suriya Prasatbanthit (นายสุริยะ ประสาทบัณฑิตย์), deputy governor of Pathum Thani becomes governor of Tak
  3. Chitra Phrahomchutina (นางสาวจิตรา พรหมชุติมา), deputy governor of Prachinburi becomes governor of Prachinburi
As the third new governor is female, there are now two female province governors, not sure if this isn't even already a new record number - the first ever female province governor was assigned in 1993, and there were only few further female governors after that. The Thai administration is still very much male-dominated.

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