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Justice V. K. Rajah sworn in as new Attorney-General

Published on Jun 25, 2014 4:23 PM
President Tony Tan Keng Yam (right) presides the swearing-in ceremony of Justice V K Rajah (centre) as Attorney-General and member of the Presidential Council for Minority Rights, as Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon looks on. -- ST PHOTO: CHEW SENG KIM

SINGAPORE - President Tony Tan Keng Yam presided at the swearing-in of Justice V K Rajah as Singapore's 8th Attorney-General yesterday afternoon.

Justice Rajah, 57, graduated from the National University of Singapore in 1982, and worked for law firm Rajah & Tann. In 1997, he was appointed a Senior Counsel and in 2007, he was appointed a Judge of Appeal.

He takes over as Attorney-General from Mr Steven Chong, who returns to the Supreme Court.

Justice Rajah was also appointed to the Presidential Council on Minority Rights for a three-year term. The 17-member council reports on matters, including Bills or other legislation, that disadvantage any particular racial or religious group.