PUTRAJAYA: Datuk David Wong Dak Wah (pic) was sworn in as the new Chief Judge of Sabah and Sarawak at the Palace of Justice here on Thursday (July 12).
The new president of the Court of Appeal, Tan Sri Ahmad Maarop, was also sworn in at the same ceremony.
Wong replaces Tan Sri Richard Malanjum, who was elevated to Chief Justice of Malaysia on Wednesday (July 11) night.
Also present were Attorney General Tommy Thomas and former chief justice Tun Md Raus Sharif.
Malanjum, 65, was sworn in and received his letter of appointment from the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Muhammad V in a ceremony at Istana Negara last night.
Also present were Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong, Attorney General Tommy Thomas, Chief Secretary to the Government Tan Sri Dr Ali Hamsa and Federal Court Chief Registrar Datuk Seri Latifah Mohd Tahar.
Malanjum replaces Md Raus, who resigned as the Chief Justice on Wednesday.