David Wong Dak Wah

Yang Amat Arif Datuk
David Wong Dak Wah
P.G.D.K.
黄达华
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
Personal details
Born David Wong Dak Wah
(1953-08-20) 20 August 1953[1]
Sandakan, Crown Colony of North Borneo (now Sabah)[2]
Spouse(s) Janet Wong Ying Kin
Children 3
Alma mater University of New South Wales
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Datuk David Wong Dak Wah[3] is the fifth and current Chief Judge of The High Court of Sabah and Sarawak.

Education

Wong attended the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. He graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce Degree in 1976 and a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) in 1977.[4]

Career

On 29 September 2005, Wong was appointed as Judicial Commissioner at the High Court of Kuching. He was promoted to the post of Judge at the same court on 11 April 2007.

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,[5] 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.[6] 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

Honours of Malaysia

References

  1. "若没修宪延长法官退休年龄‧"里察任期至明年4月"" (in Chinese). Sin Chew Daily. 12 July 2018. Retrieved 13 July 2018.
  2. "丘家绵盛赞东马大法官·"黄达华实至名归"" (in Chinese). Sin Chew Daily. 13 July 2018. Retrieved 13 July 2018.
  3. "Chief Judge of the High Court in Sabah and Sarawak". Judiciary of Malaysia. Retrieved 13 July 2018.
  4. "UNSW Law alumnus David Wong appointed to Malaysia's top court". UNSW Faculty of Law. 8 June 2018. Retrieved 13 July 2018.
  5. "King presents letters of appointment to 14 judges". Bernama. Borneo Post. 28 April 2018. Retrieved 13 July 2018.
  6. "David Wong sworn in as new Chief Judge of Sabah and Sarawak". The Star. 12 July 2018. Retrieved 13 July 2018.
Preceded by
Richard Malanjum
Chief Judge of The High Court of Sabah and Sarawak
2018–
Succeeded by
Incumbent
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