He replaces Tan Sri Tommy Thomas who resigned from the post on Feb 28.
According to a statement from the Prime Minister's Office, Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah consented to his appointment.
The Federal Court judge will helm the seat for two years starting Friday (March 6).
"The King has consented to Thomas' request to cut his tenure short on Feb 28. The government thanks him for his service," said the statement.
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