Judges no longer have to retire at age of 65

Judges need not have to retire at the age of 65 but prosecutors will not be allowed to sit in the boards of state enterprises under revised provisions of the draft constitution.

General Lertrat Rattanavanich, spokesman of the Constitution Drafting Committee, said Monday that the CDD agreed to scrap the mandatory 65-year old retirement age of judges of the administrative courts and other courts.

He said the CDC agreed with the judges’ explanation that many of them became judges at the age of 45 upward and if they were made to retire at 65, they would be In the office for at most 20 years.

As for public prosecutors, the CDC agreed that the prosecutors should be free from conflict of interests and should not be allowed to sit in the boards of state enterprises but they can be appointed as legal advisors of state enterprises.

General Lertrat insisted that amendments to the draft charter were meant for suitability and the CDC was ready to heed reasonable recommendations.