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Media Release: Extension of appointment of Debbie Ong as Presiding Judge of the Family Justice Courts

The President of the Republic of Singapore has, on the recommendation of the Chief Justice and pursuant to Section 12(1) of the Family Justice Act 2014, extended the appointment of Justice Debbie Ong (王少凌) as the Presiding Judge of the Family Justice Courts (PJFJC) for a period of three years with effect from 1 October 2020.

2. Justice Ong was first appointed as PJFJC on 1 October 2017 for a period of three years. The extension of her appointment will allow her to continue driving FJC’s key initiatives and family law reforms that have been put in place during her current term, and to oversee their implementation over the next few years.

3. Justice Ong was appointed Judicial Commissioner (JC) of the High Court in November 2014 and a High Court Judge on 30 September 2017.

4. In addition to her judicial duties, Justice Ong also serves on a number of committees including the International Advisory Board of the Child and Family Law Quarterly Journal (UK), the Family Justice Rules Working Party, the Family Law Reform Working Group, the Singapore Academy of Law’s Publications Committee and the Legal Education Cluster Committee. She also co-chaired the inter-agency Committee to Review and Enhance Reforms in the Family Justice System.

Justice Debbie Ong


7 AUGUST 2020


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