By Asia Samachar Team | MALAYSIA |
The highest ranking Sikh federal counsel Amarjeet Singh Serjit Singh in Malaysia has been appointed as a judicial commissioner (JC).
Amarjeet, who headed the civil division at Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC), was a household name in Malaysia for appearing on behalf of the government in various high profile cases.
At the division, their vision was to guarantee all civil actions taken by or against the Government of Malaysia being handled professionally and efficiently by ensuring a high standard of advocacy and ethics.
After the change of government following the May 2018 general elections, Amarjeet got a new boss in Tommy Thomas as the AG.
The AG is the principal legal adviser to the Government of Malaysia as well as the highest ranking public prosecutor in the country.
Amarjeet was one of the 11 JCs to receive their appointment letters from newly appointed Chief Justice Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat. They took their oath of office and allegiance before Chief Judge of Malaya Zaharah Ibrahim and Chief Judge of Sabah and Sarawak David Wong Dak Wah.
Across the causeway, Singapore’s ace intellectual property litigator Dedar Singh Gill was appointed as the republic’s Supreme Court as a judicial commissioner. His two-year appointment is effective 1 August 2018.
Singapore IP ace lawyer Dedar Singh Gill made judicial commissioner (Asia Samachar, 18 June 2018)