Chief Justice of Sabah and Sarawak Wong to retire in February

Chief Judge of Sabah and Sarawak Tan Sri Datuk Seri Panglima David Wong Dak Wah.

By Dorcas Ting

KUCHING, Jan 17: Chief Justice of Sabah and Sarawak Tan Sri David Wong Dak Wah is retiring from the post on Feb 20, 2020.

Wong, who is 66, will officially retire as Chief Justice of Sabah and Sarawak on Feb 19, 2020 in a handing over ceremony in Kota Kinabalu.

“There are names (for the Chief Justice of Sabah and Sarawak’s successor) but I cannot disclose them as I am not in the position to disclose it,” said Chief Justice of Malaysia Tan Sri Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat at a press conference at Kuching High Court complex today.

Wong was appointed as judicial commissioner at the High Court in Kuching and promoted to the post of judge at the same court on 11 April 2007.


On Jan 15, 2009, he was transferred to the High Court in Kota Kinabalu.

On Jan 8, 2013, he was appointed as a judge at the Court of Appeal of Malaysia. He held this position until Apr 27, 2018.

He was then appointed a judge at the Federal Court of Malaysia, ascending to the apex court in the country.

Less than two months later, Wong was sworn-in as Chief Justice of The High Court of Sabah and Sarawak, replacing Tan Sri Richard Malanjum who was elevated to the post of Chief Justice of Malaysia. —DayakDaily

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