Departed judges honoured

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KUCHING: The High Court of Sabah and Sarawak, in collaboration with the Advocates’ Association of Sarawak, honoured the memories of three outstanding Sarawakian judges through a reference proceeding in open court held at the Kuching Court Complex today (4 Aug ).

According to a statement, the departed judges were the late Datuk Seri Tan Chiaw Thong, former High Court Judge of Borneo who passed away on Feb 20, 2020; the late Datuk Denis Ong Jiew Fook, former Judge of the Court of Appeal who passed away on Feb 24, 2020; and the late Tan Sri Datuk Amar Mohamad Jemuri Serjan, former Chief Justice of Borneo and former Chief Judge of Sabah and Sarawak who passed away on Jan 26, 2022.

Reference proceedings are traditionally held to formally pay tribute to the departed judges of the higher Courts and distinguished practitioners of the law.

“The three late Sarawakian judges have contributed greatly to the development of the law in our nation and their achievements deserve to be acknowledged and memorialised.

“Thus, this event held at the Kuching Court Complex is a tribute to all of them,” it added.

The High Court of Sabah and Sarawak, together with the Advocates’ Association of Sarawak, would also like to extend their deepest sympathies and condolences to the families and relatives of the three departed judges and hoped that their accomplishments continued to be a benchmark for all.

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