2020 legal year opens

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Members of Brunei Darussalam’s legal fraternity gathered for the opening of the Legal Year 2020 at the Supreme Court in Jalan Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Saleha yesterday.

Chief Justice Dato Seri Paduka Steven Chong officiated the opening of the Legal Year 2020 and inspected the guard of honour mounted by the Royal Brunei Police Force (RBPF) personnel.

He called upon the legal community to reflect on key developments in the courts in 2019 and announced the introduction of various initiatives by the Judiciary for this year.

Attorney General Dato Seri Paduka Haji Hairol Arni bin Haji Abdul Majid and President of the Law Society Brunei Darussalam Pengiran Izad Ryan bin Pengiran Laila Kanun Diraja Pengiran Haji Bahrin also delivered speeches.

Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office Dato Seri Setia Haji Awang Abdul Mokti bin Haji Mohd Daud, Chief Syar’ie Judge, State Dignitaries, members of the Legislative Council, ambassadors and high commissioners, senior government officials, members of the judiciary from the Syariah Courts, judiciary, Attorney General’s Chambers, Law Society of Brunei Darussalam and international guests including the Registrar of the Supreme Court of Singapore as well as students from Universiti Islam Sultan Sharif Ali were also present.

Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office Dato Seri Setia Haji Awang Abdul Mokti bin Haji Mohd Daud and spouse at the event. PHOTOS: MUIZ MATDANI
Chief Justice Dato Seri Paduka Steven Chong speaks during the event