Supreme Court Judge Andrew Ang to retire

High Court Judge Andrew Ang, 68, will retire with effect from Wednesday after a decade of distinguished service, the Supreme Court said in a statement on Tuesday.

Justice Ang's 43-year legal career also included time as an academic and a private practitioner. He was one of the leading corporate and tax lawyers when he was appointed Supreme Court Judge on May 15 2005, the statement said. During his judicial tenure, which began in 2004, he had also served on several committees and boards including as chairman of the Singapore Mediation Centre and vice-chairman of the Law Reform Committee.

Justice Ang said that he was honoured to have been able to serve on the Bench. He thanked Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon and retired Chief Justices Yong Pung How and Chan Sek Keong, as well as his fellow judges, for their friendship. "This last decade has been a truly enriching and satisfying experience for me as I strove to administer justice according to the law, without fear or favour, affection or ill-will," he said in a statement. "It has been particularly fulfilling on the occasions when I could make the difference."

Calling Justice Ang's legal career "remarkable", CJ Menon noted that the man had brought three decades of practising experience to the Bench. "I thank him for the generous and warm spirit with which he has approached his work and interacted with his fellow Judges and staff of the court and I wish him a long, happy and fulfilling retirement."

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