Thailand appoints first female attorney general

Nari Thantasatien appointed as the first female attorney general in the kingdom of Thailand, information and track record

Thailand appoints first female attorney general

Nari Thantasatien, director general of the Department of Legal Counsel, has been appointed as the next attorney general and will be the first woman to hold the post in Thailand. The Public Prosecution Commission unanimously approved the appointment of Nari Thantasateen as the country’s 17th attorney general and the first woman to hold the post.

She will replace Sinchai Taninson, who will turn 65 in fiscal year 2022, the Attorney General’s Office said in a statement announcing the nomination. Under Section 39 of the Public Prosecutors Act of 2010 in Thailand, Sinchai will be replaced as attorney general on Oct. 1 this year and will become a senior prosecutor.

The Attorney General’s Office will send a letter notifying the Speaker of the Senate of the nomination, which will be presented to the Senate for approval. Once approved by the Senate, Nari Tantasatien’s name will be forwarded to His Majesty the King for a royal order appointing her as Attorney General.

Nari Tantasatien began working in 1985, working for the Thonburi Criminal Justice Department, the Attorney General’s Office, and the Department of Legal Counsel. Many of the important cases and assignments she has handled include Saudi jewel theft, murder of Saudi diplomats, energy contracts, commercial development contracts, co-investment contracts, and contracts for the purchase of the Covid-19 vaccine.