On Tuesday 7 August 2007 was a Rapee Day, A Royal Highness Prince Rapee Pattanasak was a Krom Ruang Ratchaburidrekrithi who is royal son of the Majesty the King Chulalongkorn ( the king Rama V). He was born 133 years ago on 21st October 1874. .
His Royal Highness Prince Rapee Pattanasak went on to study law at Christchurch College, Oxford University. He came back and became minister of justice at the age of 22 in 1896. He held the position for 14 years. During that time, he laid a foundation for the Thai legal system similar to legal system in western world.
His Royal Highnes has established the first law school in the country in 1897. He taught the students himself.
On 7th August each year, Thailand observes Rapee Day, commemorating the passing away of Prince Rapee Pattanasak, the father of Thailand's modern legal system.
Chief Judge Khun Pralom Kachane has arranged memorial day for His Royal Highness Prince Rapee Pattanasak. About one hundred guests have attended the memorial ceremomy. The Chief Judge has present the Magic Jatukarm to all present.
At the end the Judge & Prosecutor have arranged a quiz of law for the students from eleven schools. Hua Hin School was the winner of the quiz.
Reported by Khun Tuck Dechapanya
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