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Chief Justice of Singapore

The Chief Justice of Singapore is the highest post in the judicial system of Singapore. The Chief Justice is appointed by the President, chosen from candidates recommended by the Prime Minister. The incumbent Chief Justice is Sundaresh Menon.

Chief Justice of Singapore
Sundaresh Menon at the Arts House at the Old Parliament, Singapore - 20160720.jpg
Incumbent
Sundaresh Menon

since 6 November 2012
Style The Honourable the Chief Justice
Member of Supreme Court of Singapore
Appointer President of Singapore
acting in his discretion and in concurrence with the advice of the Prime Minister
Term length Tenure until age of 65
Constituting instrument Constitution of Singapore, art 94
Inaugural holder Wee Chong Jin
Formation 9 August 1965
Salary S$347,400 annually
Website www.supremecourt.gov.sg

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HistoryEdit

Prior to 1963 the Chief Justice was appointed by the Governors of the respective British colonies.

Prior to 1867 the role of the Chief Justice was with the Recorders of the respective British colonies in the area (Penang, Malacca and Singapore).

List of Chief JusticesEdit

Chief Justices of the Straits SettlementsEdit

# Chief Justice of the Straits Settlements Took office Left office
1 Sir Peter Benson Maxwell 1867 1871
2 Sir Thomas Sidgreaves 1871 1886
3 Sir Theodore Thomas Ford 1886 1890
4 Sir Edward Loughlin O'Malley 1890 1892
5 Sir Elliot Bovill 1892 1893 (died in office)
6 Sir John Winfield Bonser 1893 1893
7 Sir W. H. Lionel Cox 1893 1906
8 Sir William Hyndman Jones 1906 1914
9 Sir John Alexander Strachey Bucknill 1914 1920
10 Sir G. Aubrey Goodman (died before assuming office) 1920 1920
11 Sir Walter Shaw 1921 1925
12 Sir Tatham James William Murison 1925 1933
13 Sir Walter Huggard 1933 1936
14 Sir Percy Alexander McElwaine 1936 1946

Chief Justices of the Colony of SingaporeEdit

# Chief Justice of the Colony of Singapore Took office Left office
Cecil William Victor Carey (acting) 1946 1946
1 Sir Charles Murray-Aynsley 1946 1955
2 Sir John Whyatt 1955 1958
3 Sir Alan Rose, KCMG 1959 1959

Chief Justices of the State of SingaporeEdit

# Chief Justice of the State of Singapore Took office Left office
1 Sir Alan Rose, KCMG 1959 1963
2 Wee Chong Jin 5 January 1963 8 August 1965

Chief Justices of the Republic of SingaporeEdit

# Chief Justice of the Republic of Singapore Took office Left office
1 Wee Chong Jin 9 August 1965 28 September 1990
2 Yong Pung How 28 September 1990 10 April 2006
3 Chan Sek Keong 10 April 2006 5 November 2012
4 Sundaresh Menon 6 November 2012 Incumbent

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