Top corporate lawyer picked as new A-G

Top corporate lawyer Lucien Wong
Top corporate lawyer Lucien Wong

Top corporate lawyer Lucien Wong, 63, will take over as Attorney-General from Jan 14, when current A-G V.K. Rajah, 59, finishes his three-year term.

To help with his transition into the top post at the Attorney-General's Chambers (AGC), Mr Wong will be appointed Deputy A-G from Dec 19.

The current chairman and senior partner of Singa- pore's largest law firm, Allen & Gledhill, will hold the A-G post for a three-year term. At the same time, Solicitor-General Lionel Yee will be appointed Deputy A-G, and share the No. 2 position with Mr Tan Siong Thye.

The Prime Minister's Office, which announced the new appointments yesterday, thanked Mr Rajah for his service and contributions. It said in its statement that he "broadened the prosecutorial philosophy of the AGC and oversaw significant criminal cases". These included the largest market-rigging securities case on the 2013 penny stock crash and the largest money-laundering case relating to transactions linked to 1Malaysia Development Berhad.

Mr Wong said he was honoured to be named A-G. "I look forward to serving Singapore, working with my new colleagues at the Attorney-General's Chambers and building on the good work of my predecessors."

Danson Cheong

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