David Wong Dak Wah
|Yang Amat Arif Datuk|
David Wong Dak Wah
|Chief Judge of The High Court of Sabah and Sarawak|
Assumed office |
11 July 2018
|Nominated by||Mahathir Mohamad|
|Appointed by||Sultan Muhammad V|
|Preceded by||Richard Malanjum|
David Wong Dak Wah|
20 August 1953
Sandakan, Crown Colony of North Borneo (now Sabah)
|Spouse(s)||Janet Wong Ying Kin|
|Alma mater||University of New South Wales|
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Datuk David Wong Dak Wah is the fifth and current Chief Judge of The High Court of Sabah and Sarawak.
On 15 January 2009, he was transferred to the High Court of Kota Kinabalu.
On 8 January 2013, he was appointed as a Judge at the Court of Appeal of Malaysia, second highest court in the judicial hierarchy of Malaysia. He held this position until 27 April 2018. He was then appointed as a Judge at the Federal Court of Malaysia, ascending to the highest court in the hierarchy. Less than two months later, Wong was sworn-in by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong to the office of Chief Judge of The High Court of Sabah and Sarawak, replacing Richard Malanjum who was elevated to the post of Chief Justice of Malaysia. As such, he now occupies the fourth highest judicial office in the country after the Chief Justice of Malaysia, President of the Court of Appeal of Malaysia and Chief Judge of The High Court of Malaya.
Honours of Malaysia
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- "UNSW Law alumnus David Wong appointed to Malaysia's top court". UNSW Faculty of Law. 8 June 2018. Retrieved 13 July 2018.
- "King presents letters of appointment to 14 judges". Bernama. Borneo Post. 28 April 2018. Retrieved 13 July 2018.
- "David Wong sworn in as new Chief Judge of Sabah and Sarawak". The Star. 12 July 2018. Retrieved 13 July 2018.
| Chief Judge of The High Court of Sabah and Sarawak