On Aug 7th 2012 at the Labor Court Region 8 (Phuket Provincial Court) Head of Appeal Court Region 8 Mr.Salaikate Wattanapan laid a wreath at a ceremony for Rapee Day. Rapee Day commemorates the death of His Royal Highness Prince Rapee Phattanasak Kromluang Ratchaburi Direkliet, Father of Thai Law.
The ceremony was also attended by Mr.Somsak Kwankeaw – Chief Justice of Labour Region 8, Mr.Attakan Fhujaroen – Chief Justice of Phuket Provincial Court, Mr.Pornchai Leawpattnapong – Chief Justice of Phuket Juvenile and Family Court, Dr.Sommai Prechasilp – Deputy Governor of Phuket, Mrs.Anchalee Wanish Theppabuth Phuket Member of Parliament, Pol.Lt.Col.Chamnan Pennabon – Deputy of Phuket Police Command, Judges, Lawyers, Government Agencies etc.
Mr.Attakan Fhujaroen said “Rapee Day 2012 is held to commemorate His Royal Highness Prince Rapee Phattanasak Kromluang Ratchaburi Direkliet “Father of Thai Law” on the eve of the day of his death, and Phuket Provincial Court holds this ceremony on an annual basis. In addition to the laying of a wreath at his statue in the morning, there is also an alms giving ceremony for the monks, scholarships are given to students and there is also a mock trial demonstrating the legal procedure to students in Phuket.”