PPC names pick for top lawman

PPC names pick for top lawman

The Public Prosecutor Commission (PPC) has unanimously backed Singchai Thaninson to be the country's 16th attorney-general, Office of the Attorney-General spokesman Prayuth Phetkhun said yesterday.

Singchai: 12-month post

If approved, Mr Singchai, the current deputy, will replace Wongsakul Kittipromwong who turns 65 in fiscal 2021. According to the law, on Oct 1 this year Mr Wongsakul will be replaced as attorney-general and become a senior prosecutor.

If the Senate approves Mr Singchai's nomination, his name will be forwarded to His Majesty the King for royal approval.

Mr Singchai, 64, is expected to serve as attorney-general from Oct 1, 2021 to Sept 30, 2022.

The spokesman said he has held a number of important positions within the Office of the Attorney General.

They include deputy director-general of the Department of Summary Litigation; deputy director-general of the Department of Economic Crime Litigation; director-general of the Department of Attorney-General's Litigation Affairs; and director-general of the Department of Criminal Litigation.

He was also deputy secretary-general of the Thai Bar Association under the Royal Patronage.

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