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Judicial Commission endorses Salaiket as new Supreme Court president


The Judicial Commission on Wednesday endorsed promoting current Supreme Court vice president Salaiket Watnaphan to the president position, replacing the outgoing Cheep Julamon.

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The commission, which is chaired by Cheep, held a meeting at 9am at the Supreme Court, where the 15 members voted unanimously to endorse Salaiket as the head of the judiciary branch.

The appointment of Salaiket will take effect on October 1 when Cheep is due to retire. His appointment has yet to be officially endorsed by the King.

Salaiket was born on December 3 1954. He graduated from Thammasat University’s Faculty of Law and he later became a barrister of law. He also earned a Master of Arts degree from New York University.

He was formerly a senior judge of the Rayong Court and a senior judge of the Phuket Court, before rising to the post of the chief justice of the Appeals Court Area 8 and the chief of the Tax Division of the Supreme Court. He then graduated to the post of Supreme Court vice president.

Published : July 31, 2019

By : The Nation