PUTRAJAYA: Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri'ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah is proud to see more women being elevated as judges in the highest courts in Malaysia.
Five out of the nine judges elevated to higher posts at the Palace of Justice in Putrajaya on Thursday (Dec 5) were women.
Comptroller of the Royal Household, Datuk Ahmad Fadil Shamsuddin, said the Yang di-Pertuan Agong was impressed because the promotion of more female judges reflected the commitment shown by the federal administration in involving more women in the judiciary.
Federal Court judge Datuk Rohana Yusof was appointed the new Court of Appeal president.
Rohana, 63, is the first female to be appointed to the post.
Court of Appeal judges Datuk Zaleha Yusof, Datuk Zabariah Mohd Yusof, and Datuk Hasnah Mohammed Hashim were appointed as Federal Court judges.
High Court judges Datuk Hadhariah Syed Ismail, Datuk Abu Bakar Jais and M. Nantha Balan were appointed as Court of Appeal judges.
Judicial commissioners Datuk Seri Tun Abd Majid Tun Hamzah and Datuk Azmi Abdullah were appointed as High Court judges.
Also present to witness the elevation ceremony were Chief Justice Tan Sri Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat and Chief Secretary Tan Sri Dr Ismail Bakar.
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