CJ rejects pick for Supreme Court chief

Accused of fishing for agreeable opinions

The Courts of Justice (CJ) has rejected the nomination of the Appeal Court president Sirichai Watthanayothin as president of the Supreme Court, said Suebpong Sripongkul, the CJ spokesman.

Sirichai: Passed over for Supreme Court

The CJ voted unanimously 14-0 to reject the nomination, despite Mr Sirichai being the most senior justice in line for the Supreme Court presidency.

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