Pattaya Courthouse marks 13th anniversary

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Law enforcement officials marked the 13th anniversary of Pattaya’s Courthouse with a merit-making ceremony.

Chief Justice Apichart Thepnu welcomed Chonburi police commander Maj. Gen Khatcha Thatsart, Nongprue chief Col. Somnuk Changate and Banglamung Police Superintendent Col. Supachai Puikaewkam to the May 31 ceremony.

Nine monks from Chaimongkol Temple performed religious ceremonies before judges and civil servants made merit by offering them lunch.

Pattaya Court Chief Justice Apichart Thepnu (front row, 2nd left), , Director-General Pornsak Thepasuwan (front row, 3rd left), Pol. Gen. Maj. Khatcha Thatsart (front row 4th right), and Prosecutor Sitthipol Photchai (front row 3rd right), pose with other honored guests during the 13th founders day activities at Pattaya’s Courthouse.Pattaya Court Chief Justice Apichart Thepnu (front row, 2nd left), , Director-General Pornsak Thepasuwan (front row, 3rd left), Pol. Gen. Maj. Khatcha Thatsart (front row 4th right), and Prosecutor Sitthipol Photchai (front row 3rd right), pose with other honored guests during the 13th founders day activities at Pattaya’s Courthouse.

“Every 1st of June, I organize a merit-making ceremony to celebrate the founding day of Pattaya courthouse including accepting the prosperity that have originated from the sacred ceremony to the venue, the government officials, and officers working in the courthouse,” Apichart said.

The Ministry of Justice launched a tourist court in Pattaya in 1992 and announced plans to upgrade it to a full court in 1994. That institution was upgraded to a full regional court when the Pattaya Courthouse opened May 31, 2000. It currently employs 12 judges.