New Judicial Commissioner appointed to the Supreme Court

Mr Chua Lee Ming (right) with President Tony Tan Keng Yam (centre) and Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon at the Istana. -- PHOTO: MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATION AND INFORMATION 
Mr Chua Lee Ming (right) with President Tony Tan Keng Yam (centre) and Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon at the Istana. -- PHOTO: MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATION AND INFORMATION 
Mr Chua Lee Ming (right) with President Tony Tan Keng Yam at the appointment ceremony at the Istana. -- PHOTO: MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATION AND INFORMATION
Mr Chua Lee Ming (right) with President Tony Tan Keng Yam at the appointment ceremony at the Istana. -- PHOTO: MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATION AND INFORMATION
Mr Chua Lee Ming (right) with President Tony Tan Keng Yam at the appointment ceremony at the Istana. -- PHOTO: MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATION AND INFORMATION
Mr Chua Lee Ming (right) with President Tony Tan Keng Yam at the appointment ceremony at the Istana. -- PHOTO: MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATION AND INFORMATION

SINGAPORE - Mr Chua Lee Ming was sworn as a Judicial Commissioner of the High Court at a ceremony held at the Istana on Wednesday.

He was appointed by President Tony Tan Keng Yam, who acted in his discretion, and in concurrence with the advice of the Prime Minister.

With the appointment, the Supreme Court now has a total of 13 Judges, including the Chief Justice, and eight Judicial Commissioners.

Mr Chua got his LLB (Hons) from the National University of Singapore in 1983. He was admitted as an advocate and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore in 1984, and obtained his LLM from Britain's Cambridge University in 1988.

From 1984 to 1990, he served in the judicial and legal service. He later practised as a litigator with law firm Lee & Lee. In 1998, he moved in-house to join the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation.

Mr Chua is a founding member of the Singapore Corporate Counsel Association, and has served on various committees of the Law Society of Singapore and the Singapore Academy of Law.