Pornpetch Wichitcholchai

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Pornpetch Wichitcholchai
พรเพชร วิชิตชลชัย

Pornpetch Wichitcholchai 29 October 2014 cropped.jpg
President of the Senate of Thailand
Assumed office
24 May 2019
Preceded byNikom Wairatpanij
President of the National Legislative Assembly
In office
17 August 2014 – 21 May 2019
Preceded bySomsak Kiatsuranont
(President of the National Assembly)
Succeeded byChuan Leekpai
(President of the National Assembly)
Personal details
Born (1948-08-01) 1 August 1948 (age 72)
Bangkok, Thailand
NationalityThai
Spouse(s)Araya Wichitcholchai
Alma materChulalongkorn University
Harvard University
ProfessionLawyer
Signature

Pornpetch Wichitcholchai (Thai: พรเพชร วิชิตชลชัย, RTGSPhonphet Wichitchonlachai; born 1 August 1948) is a Thai lawyer who has served as the President of the Senate of Thailand since 24 May 2019. He was previously President of the National Legislative Assembly from August 2014 to May 2019.

Education[edit]

Pornpetch attended high school at Vajiravudh College. He studied law at Chulalongkorn University, obtaining a bachelor's degree, and undertook postgraduate studies at the Harvard Law School, obtaining a master's degree.[1]

Career[edit]

He began work in government service for the first time in the legal position for Council of State. He previously served as a Supreme Court judge, chairman of the Court of Appeal Region 4, and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. He was formerly a professor in the legal faculties of many universities. He also plays an important role in foreign countries as the Executive Director of the ASEAN Law Association since 1987, having been the Chairman of the National Law Committee of the ASEAN Law Association. While serving as President of the National Legislative Assembly, he was invited by the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) to attend the World Conference of Speakers of Parliaments and gave a speech at the United Nations.[2]

On 1 December 2016, Pornpetch, as the President of the National Legislative Assembly invited Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn to ascend to the throne as King after the death of Bhumibol Adulyadej.[3][4][5]

On 24 May 2019, the military-appointed Senate convened for its first session, in which Pornpetch was elected Senate president unopposed.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "รู้จัก"พรเพชร"กุนซือหัวหน้าคสช". https://www.posttoday.com. External link in |website= (help)
  2. ^ "ศาสตราจารย์พิเศษพรเพชร วิชิตชลชัย ประธานสภานิติบัญญัติแห่งชาติ นำคณะสมาชิกสภานิติบัญญัติแห่งชาติ เดินทางไปเข้าร่วมประชุมหารือกับผู้บริหารกิจการลูกเสือของสวีเดน ณ ราชอาณาจักรสวีเดน". www.parliament.go.th.
  3. ^ "ทำเนียบประธานสภานิติบัญญัติแห่งชาติ". www.senate.go.th.
  4. ^ "'พรเพชร' ยังกั๊ก! เชิญคนสเปกเทพร่วมเฟ้นสรรหา กกต.รอบใหม่". www.thairath.co.th.
  5. ^ "ข่าวเด่น : ประกาศสภานิติบัญญัติแห่งชาติ เรื่อง อัญเชิญองค์พระรัชทายาทขึ้นทรงราชย์เป็นพระมหากษัตริย์ และแถลงการณ์ พลเอกประยุทธ์ จันทร์โอชา นายกรัฐมนตรี - กรมยุโรป". www.mfa.go.th.
  6. ^ "Ex-NLA president Pornpetch named Senate speaker". Bangkok Post. 24 May 2019. Retrieved 25 May 2019.