Gen Wanlop appointed new NSC chief

The cabinet on Tuesday (Aug 1) approved a proposal to appoint Gen Wanlop Raksanoh as secretary-general of the National Security Council.

Gen Wanlop is currently director of the Policy and Planning Office of the Defence Ministry. He will replace Gen Thawip Netniyom, who is due to retire at the end of September.

Gen Thawip Netniyom

Outgoing NSC chief Gen Thawip said he believed there would be no opposition to the appointment of Gen Wanlop, who was handpicked by Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon.

Gen Prawit is in charge of the country’s security affairs.