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OPENING CEREMONY OF THE LEGAL YEAR 2022

H.E. Dato’ Raja Reza Raja Zaib Shah on 31 March 2022 attended virtually the opening ceremony of the legal year 2022 held at the Brunei Supreme Court. During the ceremony, the guests heard speeches delivered by the Honourable Dato Seri Paduka Steven Chong, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Brunei, the Honourable Awang Haji Ahmad bin Pehin Orang Kaya Laila Setia Bakti Di-Raja Dato Laila Utama Haji Awang Isa, Attorney General and Awang Haji Mansur Dato Paduka Dr Haji Latif, President of the Law Society Brunei Darussalam.
 
In delivering his annual speech to the country’s legal fraternity, the Chief Justice reflected on the key developments in the courts in 2021. The Chief Justice also elaborated the judiciary’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic, as well as the activities and initiatives undertaken by the courts last year.
 
The ceremony was also attended by Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Laila Setia Bakti Di-Raja Dato Laila Utama Haji Awang Isa bin Pehin Datu Perdana Manteri Dato Laila Utama Haji Awang Ibrahim, Special Adviser to His Majesty Sultan of Brunei and Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Haji Awang Abdul Mokti bin Haji Mohd Daud, Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office.