New judicial commissioners sworn in


PUTRAJAYA: Two new judicial commissioners to the High Court took their oath of office before Chief Justice Tun Arifin Zakaria at the Palace of Justice in Putrajaya on Monday.

Datuk Seri Tun Abdul Majid Tun Hamzah, a veteran in the civil service was previously the Deputy Solicitor-General I of the Attorney-General’s Chambers before being appointed as judicial commissioner.

He started his career in the civil service in July 1985 as a deputy public prosecutor of the Attorney-General’s Chambers.

During his tenure in the civil service, he also served at the state Prosecution Unit in Kedah, Perak and Kuala Lumpur.

Among other positions he held included Deputy Legal Draftsman, special assistant to the Attorney-General of Malaysia, Senior Federal Counsel, Deputy Head of Prosecution, Head of Legal Services, and Deputy Solicitor-General II.

Meanwhile, Azmi Abdullah was previously practising at Azmi Norah & Associates before being appointed as judicial commissioner.

He started his career in 1972 as a lawyer in Foo Say & Ghee in Kota Baru, Kelantan in 1992. He later went on to practise at Kamarudin Wee & Co.

Their appointments take effect on Aug 1.