Chief Judge of Sabah and Sarawak

The Right Honourable Datuk David Wong Dak Wah
Chief Judge of Sabah and Sarawak
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His Lordship was born on 20th August 1953 in Sandakan, Sabah. His Lordship read law at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. His Lordship also obtained a B.Com (majoring in accountancy) from the same university.

From 1978 to 1979, His Lordship was attached to a Public Accounting Firm in Sydney as a qualified auditor. In 1979 His Lordship was admitted as a barrister of the New South Wales Supreme Court in Australia. In 1980, His Lordship was admitted to the Sabah Bar and he practiced as an advocate and solicitor in Sandakan until 1992. In 1992, His Lordship practiced in Sydney until 1996. In 1997, His Lordship returned to Sandakan, Sabah and practiced as an advocate and soliciter in Messrs Peter Lo & Co until 2005.

His Lordship was appointed as a Judicial Commissioner of the High Court of Sabah and Sarawak in Kuching on 29th September 2005 and elevated as a Judge of the High Court of Sabah and Sarawak with effect from 11th April 2007. His Lordship has been appointed as Managing Judge in ensuring that the computerised system and Court Recording System implemented until to date.

On 8th January 2013, His Lordship was elevated as a Judge of the Court of Appeal. On 27th April 2018 His Lordship was elevated to the Federal Court Malaysia. On 11th July 2018, His Lordship was appointed as the Chief Judge of Sabah and Sarawak.

His Lordship is married to YBhg. Datin Janet Wong Ying Kin and they are blessed with three children Davina, Daphne and Justin.

 

 

ADDRESS

Main Office:
 Chief Judge of Sabah and Sarawak
 Jalan Gersik  93050 Petra Jaya
Kuching SARAWAK
  (082) 449989        (082) 313400
 
 
Putrajaya's Office:
  Chief Judge of Sabah and Sarawak
 Level 5, Palace of Justice
 Precint 3
 62506 PUTRAJAYA
 (03) 88803758        (03) 88883619
 
Sabah's Office:
  Chief Judge of Sabah and Sarawak
 High Court of Sabah,
 88809 Kota Kinabalu,
 SABAH

  (088)523700        (088) 210055 
  cjss@kehakiman.gov.my

 

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