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Appointment of new Chief Justice
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By command of His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar 'Ali Saifuddien Sa'adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam, hereby announces that His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam has consented to appoint Justice Dato Paduka Steven Chong Wan Oon, High Court Judge as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court effective from Saturday, 16th of Syawal 1439 corresponding to 30th of June 2018.

Chief Justice Dato Paduka Steven Chong Wan Oon assumes office from the former Chief Justice Dato Seri Paduka Haji Kifrawi bin Dato Paduka Haji Kifli who has since retired after almost 9 years serving as Chief Justice.

Chief Justice Dato Paduka Steven Chong Wan Oon began his career as a Magistrate and Registrar of the Supreme Court in 1984, rising the ranks as Chief Magistrate in 1991 and then as Intermediate Court Judge in 1999. He was eventually elevated to the High Court bench in 2001.
 
The Judiciary would like to convey its warmest congratulations to Chief Justice Dato Paduka Steven Chong Wan Oon on his recent appointment and wish him success in his new post.
 
The Judiciary would also extends its deepest appreciation to The Honourable Dato Seri Paduka Hj Kifrawi bin Dato Paduka Hj Kifli on his leadership and guidance over the years and wish him continuous health and happiness.
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