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.

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