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DATIN PADUKA HAJJAH HAYATI
THE HONOURABLE JUSTICE DATIN PADUKA HAJJAH HAYATI BIN PEHIN ORANG KAYA SHAHBANDAR DATO SERI PADUKA HAJI MOHD SALLEH, DPMB, PIKB, PKL
High Court Judge, Brunei Darussalam
The Honourable Justice Datin Paduka Hajjah Hayati obtained her early education from SMRIF, STPRI and SOAS College in Brunei Darussalam. She went on to pursue her ‘A’ Levels at Exeter College of Further Education, UK under a Brunei Government Scholarship in 1974 and thereafter graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Law) Degree in 1979. In 1980, she qualified as a Barrister-At-Law of Lincolns Inn. She began her legal career with the Attorney General’s Chambers as a Deputy Public Prosecutor and Legal Counsel. Later, she transferred to the State Judiciary Department as a Magistrate, and subsequently as Chief Magistrate/Deputy Chief Registrar of the Supreme Court, Chief Registar/Intermediate Court Judge and Judicial Commissioner of the Supreme Court. On 1st January 2001, she was appointed by His Majesty, The Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Negara Brunei Darussalam as a High Court Judge, the first woman to be honoured with such appointment. On 15th July 1999, she was awarded The Most Honourable Order of the Crown of Brunei, Second Class (DPMB) which carries the title Datin Paduka by His Majesty, The sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam.
Apart from her judicial duties, she is a member of various committees including The Law Revision Committee, The National Education Council and a member of the ‘Badan Perencana Kemajuan Jangka Panjang’ the body responsible for formulating Brunei Darussalam long term development and for monitoring its implementation. She is also Chairman of the Working Committee on Legal Profession Act.
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