SEREMBAN: Former Chief Justice Tun Zaki Azmi has been appointed Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM) pro-chancellor.
He will hold the position for a three-year term from July 15, the university said in a statement.
Zaki, who was Chief Justice from October 2008 till Sept 9, 2011, graduated as a barrister-at-law from Lincoln's Inn in London, joined the Malaysian Judicial and Legal Services in 1970.
He was later transferred to the Attorney General's Chambers, where he served for 15 years before going into private legal practice.
He left private practice in 2007, following his appointment as a Federal Court judge, and was then made Court of Appeal president.
Zaki is also chancellor for both the Multimedia University and Mahsa University, and also chairman of Universiti Malaysia Sabah's board of directors.
He is not new to USIM, as he had since 2011 served as an adjunct professor at its Syariah and Law faculty.
Apart from Zaki, the other USIM pro-chancellor is Tunku Ali Redhauddin Tuanku Muhriz, who is also the Tunku Besar Seri Menanti.