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Chief Justice of Malaysia

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Appointer  Yang di-Pertuan Agong
Salary  MYR 25,000 per month
Inaugural holder  James Thompson
Style  Yang Amat Arif (His/Her Most Honour)
Seat  Palace of Justice, Putrajaya
Constituting instrument  Federal Constitution of Malaysia

The Chief Justice of Malaysia (Malay: Ketua Hakim Negara), also known as the Chief Justice of the Federal Court, is the office and title of the head of the Malaysian judiciary system. The title has been in use since 1994, and prior to this it was known as the Lord President of the Federal Court. The Chief Justice is the head of the Federal Court, the highest court of Malaysia. It is the highest position in Malaysian judicial system followed by the President of the Court of Appeal, Chief Judge of Malaya, and the Chief Judge of Sabah and Sarawak.

Chief Justices of Malaysia

  • Tun Abdul Hamid Omar (1994; previously Lord President)
  • Tun Mohamed Eusoff Chin (1994 to 2000)
  • Tun Mohamed Dzaiddin Abdullah (2000 to 2003)
  • Tun Ahmad Fairuz Abdul Halim (2003 to 2007)
  • Tun Abdul Hamid Mohamad (2007 to 2008)
  • Tun Zaki Azmi (2008 to 2011)
  • Tun Arifin Zakaria (since 2011)
  • References

    Chief Justice of Malaysia Wikipedia

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