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

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
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.

Join ST's Telegram channel and get the latest breaking news delivered to you.