The Right Honourable Sir Campbell Wylie was appointed the Chief Justice of Sarawak, North Borneo and Brunei vide Letters Patent under the Public Seals dated 2 January 1963. His Lordship was to be the last Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Sarawak, North Borneo and Brunei. The Court, which was established on 1 December 1951 went out of existence on the formation of Malaysia on 16 September 1963. However, his Lordship tenure was extended, thus, making him the first Chief Justice of Borneo. The new Head of State then, Datu Abang Haji Openg, was sworn in as Governor of Sarawak by his Lordship at Central Padang (now Padang Merdeka) in Kuching on 16 September 1963. His Lordship was in office until 27 August 1965.