Yong Pung How

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Yong Pung How

杨邦孝
Yong Pung How at the ground-breaking ceremony for the new School of Law building, Singapore Management University - 20140120-01.jpg
Yong in 2014
2nd Chief Justice of Singapore
In office
28 September 1990 – 10 April 2006
Appointed byWee Kim Wee
Preceded byWee Chong Jin
Succeeded byChan Sek Keong
Judge of the Supreme Court of Singapore
In office
1 July 1989 – 27 September 1990
Appointed byWee Kim Wee
Personal details
Born(1926-04-11)11 April 1926
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
(then Selangor, FMS)
Died9 January 2020(2020-01-09) (aged 93)
Singapore
NationalitySingaporean
Spouse(s)Yong Wei Woo
Alma materDowning College, Cambridge
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Yong (杨).
Yong Pung How
Simplified Chinese杨邦孝

Yong Pung How DUBC DUT (First Class) (11 April 1926 – 9 January 2020) was a Singaporean judge. He served as Chief Justice from 1990 to 2006. Before being a judge, he was a lawyer, banker and senior government official. From 2010 until his death in 2020, he had been the Chancellor of the Singapore Management University. Yong was born in Kuala Lumpur, Malaya. He came from an ethnic Chinese family with Hakka ancestry from Dabu County, Guangdong.

Yong died on 9 January 2020, at the age of 93.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. Lum, Selina (9 January 2019). "Singapore's former chief justice Yong Pung How dies, aged 93". The Straits Times. Retrieved 9 January 2019.