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Chief Justice of Singapore

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Chief Justice of Singapore

The Chief Justice of Singapore is the highest post in the judicial system of Singapore. The Chief Justice is appointed by the President, chosen from candidates recommended by the Prime Minister. The incumbent Chief Justice is Sundaresh Menon.


  • History 1
  • List of Chief Justices 2
    • Chief Justices of the Straits Settlements 2.1
    • Chief Justices of the Colony of Singapore 2.2
    • Chief Justice of the State of Singapore 2.3
    • Chief Justices of the Republic of Singapore 2.4
  • References 3


Prior to 1963 the Chief Justice was appointed by the Governors of the respective British colonies.

Prior to 1867 the role of the Chief Justice was with the Recorders of the respective British colonies in the area (Penang, Malacca and Singapore).

List of Chief Justices

Chief Justices of the Straits Settlements


Chief Justices of the Colony of Singapore


Chief Justice of the State of Singapore


Chief Justices of the Republic of Singapore

Chief Justice Start of Term End of Term
Wee Chong Jin 5 January 1963 28 September 1990
Yong Pung How 28 September 1990 10 April 2006
Chan Sek Keong 10 April 2006 5 November 2012
Sundaresh Menon 6 November 2012 Incumbent


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