Thai Journalists Association nominates its president as member of junta’s reform council

The board of the Thailand Journalists Association (TJA) on Thursday resolved to nominate four current and former members for appointment to the junta’s National Reform Council (NRC), Matichon Online reported.
The four are Pradit Ruangdit, president, Manit Suksomjit, advisor, Sommai Parichat, former president and Surasak Jirawatmongkol, vice president.  
The National Reform Council will consist of 250 members, to be appointed by the junta’s National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO). 
Organizations, professional councils and political parties can nominate members for appointment to the NRC. The Election Commission, serving as the secretary of the Selection Committee of the NCPO, will later verify the candidates' qualifications in the 11 areas of national reform. Among the areas are anti-corruption efforts, politics, state administration, the justice system, energy, and transport infrastructure.
Members of the National Reform Council are responsible for giving suggestions and guidelines for national reform in various areas to the National Legislative Assembly, the Cabinet, NCPO, and the Constitution Drafting Commission.