Richard Malanjum sworn in as new Chief Justice of Malaysia


KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): Tan Sri Richard Malanjum (pic) was sworn in as the new Chief Justice of Malaysia effective Wednesday (July 11).

Malanjum, 65, received his letter of appointment from the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Muhammad V in a ceremony at the Bilik Singgahsana Kecil (Small Throne Room), Istana Negara, here.

Also present were Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Liew View Keong, Attorney-General Tommy Thomas, Chief Secretary to the Government Tan Sri Dr Ali Hamsa and Federal Court Chief Registrar Datuk Seri Latifah Mohd Tahar.

Malanjum, who is the former Chief Judge of Sabah and Sarawak replaces Tun Md Raus Sharif who will resign as the Chief Justice effective July 31.

Born in October 1952 in Tuaran, Sabah, Malanjum had his early education there before completing his secondary education in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. ? Bernama      
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