Tan Sri David Wong
Tan Sri David Wong was the fifth Chief Judge of Sabah and Sarawak from July 2018 until his retirement in February 2020. He began his professional career as an auditor and advocate and solicitor in the late 1970s before accepting his first judicial appointment as a Judicial Commissioner of the High Court of Kuching in 2005 then as Judge. Thereafter, he was appointed as a Judge at the High Court of Kota Kinabalu before being elevated as a Judge of the Court of Appeal of Malaysia in 2013. While at the Court of Appeal, Tan Sri oversaw the Construction Appeal Panel which dealt mainly with claims from construction disputes, matters arising from awards emanating from ad hoc arbitration and arbitrations conducted under the auspices of Asian International Arbitration Centre and matters concerning decisions pursuant to Construction Industry Payment and Adjudication Act 2012 which Tan Sri held this position until 27th April 2018. On 27th April 2018, Tan Sri was elevated as Judge of the Federal Court of Malaysia. On 11th July 2018, Tan Sri was appointed by the Malaysia King, Yang Di-Pertuan Agong to the office of the Chief Judge of the High Court of Sabah and Sarawak.