His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam yesterday presided over the swearing-in ceremony of the newly-appointed Judicial Commissioner of the Supreme Court, Justice Haji Abdullah Soefri bin Pehin Orang Kaya Saiful Mulok Dato Seri Paduka Haji Abidin.
The ceremony took place at the Istana Nurul Iman.
Present at the ceremony were His Royal Highness Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah, the Crown Prince and Senior Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office; His Royal Highness Prince Mohamed Bolkiah; His Royal Highness Prince Haji Sufri Bolkiah and His Royal Highness Prince Haji Jefri Bolkiah.
Grand Chamberlain Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Penggawa Laila Bentara Istiadat Diraja Dalam Istana Pengiran Haji Alauddin bin Pengiran Paduka Tuan Pengiran Haji Abu Bakar read the Letter of Appointment, following which Haji Abdullah Soefri recited the judicial oath before His Majesty.
Haji Abdullah Soefri previously held several senior positions at the State Judiciary Department and the Attorney General’s Chambers (AGC), including as the Chief Registrar of the Supreme Court, a position he still holds.
Also present at the ceremony were Special Adviser to His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam and Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office Pehin Orang Kaya Laila Setia Bakti Diraja Dato Laila Utama Haji Awang Isa bin Pehin Datu Perdana Manteri Dato Laila Utama Haji Awang Ibrahim, Attorney General Dato Seri Paduka Haji Hairol Arni bin Haji Abdul Majid and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Dato Seri Paduka Steven Chong Wan Oon.