HM OKs appointment of chief Syar’ie judge

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HIS Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah, the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam, has approved the promotion and confirmation of Pehin Orang Kaya Paduka Seri Utama Dato Paduka Seri Setia Hj Awang Salim Hj Besar as chief Syar’ie judge.

Pehin Dato Hj Awang Salim previously served as acting chief Syar’ie judge.

Meanwhile, Pehin Orang Kaya Paduka Setia Raja Dato Paduka Seri Setia Haji Awang Suhaili Hj Mohiddin has been appointed to the post of Syariah Appeals Court judge.

Pehin Dato Hj Awg Suhaili previously served as deputy state mufti.

The Ministry of Religious Affairs (MoRA) said in a statement issued yesterday that both appointments have been made effective since September 1.

The Brunei Times