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V K Rajah appointed as Attorney-General

Judge of Appeal V K Rajah has been appointed as Singapore's next Attorney-General. He takes over from Mr Steven Chong, who will return to the Bench as a Judge of the High Court after completing his two-year term in June this year.

SINGAPORE: Judge of Appeal V K Rajah has been appointed as Singapore's next Attorney-General.

He takes over from Mr Steven Chong, who will return to the Bench as a Judge of the High Court after completing his two-year term in June this year.

The appointments were announced by the Prime Minister's Office on Monday.

It said Mr Chong was instrumental in making a number of changes to the criminal justice system in the last two years.

He had also taken steps to engage the public in explaining the work and significant decisions of the Public Prosecutor, for example, through the Public Prosecution Outreach Programme.

Among other things, the statement also noted that under Mr Chong's leadership, the Attorney-General's Chambers played an instrumental role in the successful conclusion of key international treaties.

Chief Justice (CJ) Sundaresh Menon noted that Justice V K Rajah had made immense and significant contributions after more than a decade on the Bench, and congratulated him on having completed a "remarkable" stint on the Court.

"Justice Rajah leaves the Bench after more than a decade of distinguished service during which time he made immense and significant contributions to the jurisprudence of the Court,” said CJ Menon.

“He also discharged a number of important assignments and led several committees that resulted in significant and ground-breaking changes to the profession and also to the administration of justice in Singapore."

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