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T Kulasekaram (1919-1988)

Justice Thilliampalam Kulasekaram was born in Perak, Malaysia. Before he studied law in Ceylon (now Sri Lanka), Justice Kulasekaram studied mathematics in which he obtained an honours degree in 1943. He came to Singapore in 1950 to join the legal service. In 1963, he was appointed to the High Court as a Puisne (pronounced “puny”) Judge. He retired in 1984.

Wee Chong Jin (1917-2005)

Chief Justice Wee Chong Jin was born in Penang, Malaysia. He studied law in Cambridge University, England and was appointed to the Singapore High Court in 1957. In 1963 he became the first Asian to be appointed to the post of Chief Justice and served in that position until he retired in 1990. He has the distinction of being the longest-serving Chief Justice in our history.

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The picture shows Justice Kulasekaram (left) and Chief Justice Wee Chong Jin (right)
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