Md Raus appointed new Chief Justice


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  • Saturday, 01 Apr 2017

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KUALA LUMPUR: Court of Appeal president Tan Sri Md Raus Sharif has been appointed the new Chief Justice of Malaysia.

He succeeds Tun Arifin Zakaria who retired as Chief Justice.

According to a statement from the Prime Minister's Office, Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Muhammad V consented to the appointment as per Clause (1), Article 122B of the Federal Constitution, on the advice of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and after consultations with the Conference of Rulers.

The statement said that Sultan Muhammad also consented to the appointment of Chief Judge of Malaya Tan Sri Zulkefli Ahmad Makinudin as Court of Appeal president, replacing Md Raus.   

It added that Federal Court judge Tan Sri Ahmad Maarop was appointed as Chief Judge of Malaya, succeeding Zulkefli.

All the appointments are effective April 1.

"On behalf of the Government, I wish to record my highest appreciation and gratitude to Tun Arifin Zakaria for his service while in office as the Chief Justice," the Prime Minister said in the statement.

The statement said Sultan Muhammad had also given his consent for the ceremony to present the letters of appointment to the respective justices be held on Monday at 11am.

The new Chief Justice will also take his oath of office before the Yang di-Pertuan Agong the same day, it added. - Bernama




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