Singapore: Prominent Malayalee and community leader Mr. Gopal BBM (Mr Gopala Krishnan) appointed as Justice of the Peace by Singapore resident Halimah Yacob on 24 April 2018.
Justices of the Peace Singaporeans who have made significant contributions in their professions, the public service, social services and the community at large.
As Justices of the Peace they serve as Visiting Justices of Singapore prisons, Volunteer Court Mediators in the State Courts, or marriage solemnisers appointed through the Registry of Marriages. They may also perform the duties of the Magistrate conferred on them by any written law.
There are 86 Justices of the Peace appointed for a term of five years commencing from Tuesday.