Former judge relieved of duty as privy councillor

Former judge relieved of duty as privy councillor

His Majesty the King has relieved Virat Chinvinijkul of his duty as privy councillor, effectively on Friday.

Virat Chinvinijkul (Bangkok Post file photo)

The announcement was made in the Royal Gazette on Friday.

Mr Virat, 66, was appointed privy councillor on Dec 12 by the King. He is now chairman of the Ramkhamhaeng University Council.

He was formerly a member of the National Reform Steering Assembly, vice-president of the Supreme Court, secretary-general of the Courts of Justice, secretary-general of the Supreme Court and Supreme Court judge. 

The Privy Council after Mr Virat left comprises 13 members: Gen Prem Tinsulanonda as chairman, Gen Dapong Ratanasuwan, Gen Paiboon Koomchaya, Gen Teerachai Nakwanich, Gen Surayud Chulanont, Kasem Watanachai, Palakorn Suwanrath, Atthaniti Disatha-amnarj, Supachai Poo-ngam, ACM Chalit Pukbhasuk, Charanthada Kanasuta, Gen Kampanart Ruddit and Adm Pongthep Noothep. 

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