SINGAPORE - The appointment of Justice Chao Hick Tin, 73, as a Judge of Appeal has been extended by President Tony Tan Keng Yam.
The extension will be in effect from April 11, 2016, to September 2017, the Supreme Court said in a statement on Tuesday (April 5).
The swearing-in ceremony will take place at the Istana on April 11 at 3pm.
Justice Chao was first appointed to the Bench as a Judicial Commissioner in 1987.
He became a High Court Judge in 1990, and was appointed Judge of Appeal in 1999.
Since 2008, he has been holding the position of Vice-President of the Court of Appeal. He is also the current Vice-President of the Singapore Academy of Law (SAL), and chairs the Corporate Development and Services Cluster of the SAL.
With his reappointment the Supreme Court will continue to have a total of 14 judges, including the Chief Justice, 10 Judicial Commissioners, five Senior Judges and 12 International Judges.