Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha assured today that the annual military reshuffle list is transparent and fair.
He said the reshuffle list is considered in accordance with official procedure and will be finished within its scheduled timeframe end of October.
He said promotion was scrutinized by a committee based on appropriateness of each individual and on fairness as all promoted are military personnel and they aren't divided as earlier speculated by the media.
Asked whether the military reshuffle this year was meant to deploy trusted military personnel to protect him after he steps down next year, Gen Prayut said he needn't have any officers to protect him.
Instead, he said whoever comes to be in the government needs only good deeds to protect himself, and not to have anybody appointed to protect.
Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)