Singapore’s Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon presenting a souvenir to Prof. Dr. Muhammad Syarifuddin, S.H., M.H.
(Source: Supreme Court of the Republic of Indonesia website)

THE participation of the Indonesia Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, Prof. Dr. Muhammad Syarifuddin, S.H., M.H., marked a significant presence at the Opening of the Legal Year Singapore 2024 on 8th January 2024. This is a flagship event organised by the Supreme Court of Singapore. The ceremony commenced with opening remarks delivered by Attorney-General Mr. Lucien Wong, S.C., setting the tone for discussions centered around crucial legal issues, innovations, and initiatives. The event drew together a distinguished assembly of legal luminaries, creating a platform for intellectual discourse and the exchange of ideas.

Following Mr. Wong’s address, Ms. Lisa Sam Hui Min, the Head of Singapore Law Society, shared her insights and perspectives on key aspects relevant to the legal landscape. The inclusion of diverse voices, including that of the Law Society, underscored the event’s commitment to embracing a comprehensive approach to legal discourse. The symposium not only delved into domestic legal matters but also emphasized the importance of international cooperation in the ever-evolving legal profession.

Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon provided the closing response, reflecting on the discussions and reinforcing the importance of collaboration and shared efforts within the legal community. His response encapsulated the overarching theme of the event, emphasizing the need for legal professionals to work together, exchange knowledge, and foster a global perspective to address contemporary legal challenges effectively. The closing remarks underscored the commitment of the legal fraternity to advancing the profession and adapting to the dynamic legal landscape.

The Opening of the Legal Year Singapore 2024 not only served as a platform for high-profile legal figures to articulate their perspectives but also as a catalyst for building networks and partnerships within the legal community. The emphasis on international cooperation reflected the recognition that legal issues often transcend national boundaries, necessitating collaborative solutions. By fostering an environment conducive to dialogue and knowledge exchange, the event contributed to the continuous evolution and improvement of the legal profession in Singapore and beyond.

In conclusion, the participation of the Chief Justice in the Opening of the Legal Year Singapore 2024 highlighted the significance of the event as a forum for legal leaders to engage in substantive discussions and set the agenda for the legal landscape in the coming year. The emphasis on collaboration, both domestically and internationally, showcased a commitment to addressing challenges collectively and advancing the legal profession’s role in shaping a just and equitable society.

Prof. Dr. Muhammad Syarifuddin, S.H., M.H. (centre) called on Ambassador Suryo Pratomo during his visit to Singapore.
(Photo: KBRI Singapura social media)

Source: Supreme Court of Indonesia