Piyakul to lead Supreme Court

Piyakul to lead Supreme Court

Court of Appeal president Piyakul Boonperm has been appointed the new Supreme Court president, Office of the Judiciary spokesman Suriyan Hongvilai said yesterday.

Piyakul: Will serve one year

Ms Piyakul, 64, will replace Methinee Chalothorn, who retires at the end of the fiscal year on Sept 30. She will become the 47th Supreme Court president and the second woman to hold the post after Ms Methinee. The appointment of Ms Piyakul, the most senior justice in line for the job, was approved by the Judicial Commission. She will serve as Supreme Court president for one year before her mandatory retirement. Judges retire at 65.

She graduated with a second-class honours degree from Ramkhamhaeng University and is a barrister-at-law. She also obtained a master's degree in law from Chulalongkorn University.

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