Singapore, June 25: Indian-origin judge Justice V.K. Rajah has been appointed as the new attorney general of Singapore, a statement issued by Istana or Presidential Palace said on Wednesday.
President Tony Tan Keng Yam appointed Justice Rajah as the eighth attorney general and also as Member of the Presidential Council for Minority Rights, Channel NewsAsia Singapore reported.
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.
Rajah became the second Indian-origin person to become the attorney general of Singapore after Sundaresh Menon, the current Chief Justice of Singapore.