Indian-origin judge appointed Singapore attorney-general

Justice V K Rajah, an Indian-origin judge, was today appointed as the eighth Attorney-General of Singapore.

PTI| Last Updated: Jun 25, 2014, 17:48 PM IST

Singapore: Justice V K Rajah, an Indian-origin judge, was today appointed as the eighth Attorney-General of Singapore.

Justice Rajah`s appointment takes effect from today, said a statement from President Tony Tan Keng Yam`s Office.

Rajah takes over from Steven Chong. President Tan also appointed Rajah, 57, as a Member of the Presidential Council for Minority Rights for a term of three years.

Rajah was appointed as a Judicial Commissioner of the Supreme Court and as a judge in 2004.

He has been the Chairman of the Singapore Institute of Legal Education as well as the Board of Judicial Learning since 2010.