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  • Appointed New JAC Member 2017, 17 April 2017

    The following persons appointed as commissioners of the Judicial Appointments Commission in accordance with subsection 5(1)(f) of the Judicial Appointments Commission Act 2009 (Act 695) effective 17 April 2017. The four appointed are :-

    1.YABhg. Tun Arifin bin Zakaria,former Chief Justice,
    2.YBhg. Dato' Anantham a/l Kasinather, retired Judge of the Court of Appeal,
    3.YBhg. Datu Haji Abdul Razak Tready, retired Sarawak State Attorney General and,
    4.YBhg. Prof. Dr. Choong Yeow Choy, Lecture Faculty of Law, University of Malaya.

    These recent appointments are to replace outgoing commissioners namely,

    1.YBhg. Tan Sri Haidar bin Mohamed Noor,former Chief Judge of Malaya , 
    2.YBhg. Datuk Seri Panglima Sulong Matjeraie, retired Federal Court Judge, 
    3.YBhg. Dato’ Selventhiranathan a/l Thiagarajah, retired judges of the Court of Appeal and,
    4.YBhg. Dato’ Tee Ah Sing @ Tee Boon Hooi, retired judges of the Court of Appeal. , all whose tenure end on the 9 February 2017.

    The Judicial Appointments Commision records its utmost appreciation for the contribution and services of YBhg. Tan Sri Haidar bin Mohamed Noor, YBhg. Tan Sri Datuk Seri Panglima Sulong Matjeraie, YBhg. Dato’ Selventhiranathan a/l Thiagarajah and YBhg. Dato’ Tee Ah Sing @ Tee Boon Hooi over 2 terms, which were from 10 February 2013 till 9 February 2015 and from 10 February 2015 till 9 February 2017.

  • Appointed New JAC Member, 4 September 2020

    PEJABAT SETIAUSAHA

    SURUHANJAYA PELANTIKAN KEHAKIMAN

     

    KENYATAAN MEDIA


    PELANTIKAN ANGGOTA
    SURUHANJAYA PELANTIKAN KEHAKIMAN BAGI TEMPOH


    4 SEPTEMBER 2020 HINGGA 3 SEPTEMBER 2022


    YAB Perdana Menteri, Tan Sri Dato’ Hj. Muhyiddin bin Hj. Mohd. Yassin telah bersetuju melantik YBhg. Tan Sri Datuk Suriyadi bin Halim Omar; mantan Hakim Mahkamah Persekutuan, YBhg. Datuk Dr. Prasad Sandosham Abraham; mantan Hakim Mahkamah Persekutuan, YBhg. Datuk Stephen Chung Hian Guan; mantan Hakim Mahkamah Rayuan dan YBhg. Dato’ Prof. Madya Dr. Johan Shamsuddin bin Dato’ Haji Sabaruddin, Dekan Fakulti Undang-Undang, Universiti Malaya sebagai anggota Suruhanjaya Pelantikan Kehakiman mengikut subseksyen 5(1)(f) Akta Suruhanjaya Pelantikan Kehakiman 2009 [Akta 695]. Pelantikan ini adalah bagi tempoh dua (2) tahun berkuat kuasa mulai 4 September 2020 hingga 3 September 2022 bagi menggantikan YBhg. Dato’ Seri Mohd Hishamudin bin Md Yunus, YBhg. Datuk Linton Albert, YBhg. Dato’ Mah Weng Kwai dan YBhg. Prof. Emeritus Datuk Dr. Shad Saleem Faruqi yang telah tamat perkhidmatan mereka pada 3 September 2020.
    Suruhanjaya Pelantikan Kehakiman merakamkan penghargaan dan terima kasih atas perkhidmatan YBhg. Dato’ Seri Mohd Hishamudin bin Md Yunus, YBhg. Datuk Linton Albert, YBhg. Dato’ Mah Weng Kwai dan YBhg. Prof. Emeritus Datuk Dr. Shad Saleem Faruqi semasa tempoh mereka menjadi anggota Suruhanjaya ini.

    Pejabat Setiausaha
    Suruhanjaya Pelantikan

  • Chief Judge of The High Court in Malaya

    Name Date of Appointment
    The Rt. Hon. Tan Sri Dato' Sri Azahar bin Mohamed 08.08.2019
       
  • Chief Judge of The High Court in Sabah and Sarawak

    Name Date of Appointment
    The Rt. Hon. Dato' Abang Iskandar bin Abang Hashim
    25.02.2020
       
  • FAQs

    Q: When the Judicial Appointments Commission was established?

    A: Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC) was established on February 2, 2009 in conjunction with the effective date of the Judicial Appointments Commission Act 2009 [Act 695].

    Q: What is the function of Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC)?

    A: Function of JAC under Section 21 of the JAC Act 2009 is to:-

    • select suitably qualified persons who merit appointment as judges of the superior court for the Prime Minister’s consideration;
    • receive applications from qualified persons for the selection of judges to the superior court;
    • formulate and implement mechanisms for the selection and appointment of judges of the superior court;
    • review and recommend programmes to the Prime Minister to improve the administration of justice;
    • make other recommendations about the judiciary; and
    • do such other things as it deems fit to enable it to perform its functions effectively or which are incidental to the performance of its functions under the Judicial Appointments Commission Act 2009 [Act 695].

     Q: Who are the members of the Judicial Appointments Commission?

    A: 

    Chairman of the Judicial Appointments Commission, the Chief Justice, Malaysia:

    1) The Right Honourable Tun Tengku Maimun binti Tuan Mat 
    President of the Court of Appeal, Malaysia:
    2) The Right Honourable Tan Sri  Rohana binti Yusuf
    Chief Judge of The High Court in Malaya:
    3) The Right Honourable Tan Sri Dato' Sri Azahar bin Mohamed
    Chief Judge of The High Court in Sabah and Sarawak:
    4) The Right Honourable Dato' Abang Iskandar bin Abang Hashim
    Members of Judicial Appointments Commission appointed by YAB the Prime Minister:
    5) The Honourable Datuk Seri Haji Mohd Zawawi bin Salleh
    Federal Court Judge
    6) YBhg. Tan Sri Datuk Suriyadi bin Halim Omar
    Former Judge of The Federal Courtia
    7) YBhg. Datuk Dr. Prasad Sandosham Abraham
    Former Judge of The Federal Court
    8) YBhg. Datuk Stephen Chung Hian Guan
    Former Judge of The Court of Appeal
    9) YBhg. Dato’ Prof. Madya Dr. Johan Shamsuddin bin Dato’ Haji Sabaruddin
    Dean, Faculty Law, University of Malaya

     Q: In general, does the Judicial Appointments Commission subject to any Act in Malaysia? Are other laws referred to?

    A: Yes. Judicial Appointments Commission Act 2009 [Act 695] and Federal Constitution.

     Q: Am I among the judicial and legal officers like as legal practitioners can apply for positions as Judicial Commissioner?

    A: Yes. Judicial and legal officers can apply for the post of Judicial Commissioner through a form available on the website of the Judicial Appointments Commission and must be submitted through the Head of Department.

    Q: How legal practitioners as well as legal and judicial officers can apply for the position of Judicial Commissioner?

    A: Legal practitioners can apply for the Judicial Commissioner positions via online at link http://www.jac.gov.my/applicationjac/. Whereas for legal and judicial officers can be made through the application form available on the JAC website and must be submitted through the Head of Department.

     Q: What is the status of the application for the Judicial Commissioner if did not get any reply within a year?

    A: The applicants can reapply the application if no reply is received within one year from the date of application.

    Q: Where online application form can be obtained?

    A: Via link http://www.jac.gov.my/applicationjac/

  • Former Chairman of Judicial Appointments Commission

     

     

    YABhg. Tan Sri Datuk Seri Panglima Richard Malanjum

    PSM, SPSK, SSAP, SIMP, SPDK, PGDK

    11 July 2018 - 12 April 2019

     

     

     

    YABhg. Tun Raus Sharif

    SSM, PMN, PSM, SSAP, DUPN, SPDK, SSTM, DA, DMPN, KMN

    1 April 2017 - 10 July 2018

     

     

     

    YABhg. Tun Arifin bin Zakaria

    SSM, PSM, SPMS, SPSK, SPCM, SSAP, DUPN, SPMP, DPMK, DPCM

    12 September 2011 - 31 March 2017

     

     

     

    YABhg. Tun Dato' Seri Zaki bin Tun Azmi

    SSM, PSM, PJN, SPMK, SPCM, SSDK, DSMT, DSDK, JSM, KMN

    10 February 2009 - 9 September 2011

  • Former Members of Judicial Apointments Commission

    Former Members of Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC) Appointed by YAB the Prime Minister Under Section 5(1(f))
     
    10 February 2009 - 9 February 2013
    YBhg. Tun Dato' Seri
    Abdul Hamid bin Haji Mohamad
    YBhg. Tan Sri Dato' Seri
    Ainum binti Mohamed Saaid
    YBhg. Tan Sri Datuk Amar
    Steve Shim Lip Kiong
    YBhg. Tan Sri Datuk Wira
    Dr. L.C. Vohrah
           
    10 February 2013 - 9 February 2017
    YBhg. Tan Sri Haidar
    bin Mohamed Noor
    YBhg. Tan Sri Datuk Seri
    Panglima Sulong Matjeraie
    YBhg. Dato' Selventhiranathan
    a/l Thiagarajah
    YBhg. Dato' Tee Ah Sing
    @Tee Boon Hooi
           
    10 February 2017 - 3 September 2018
    YABhg. Tun Arifin bin Zakaria YBhg. Dato' Anantham a/I Kasinather YBhg. Datu Haji Abdul Razak Tready YBhg. Prof. Dr. Choong Yeow Choy 
           
      3 September 2018 - 4 September 2020  
    YBhg. Dato’ Seri Mohd Hishamudin bin Md Yunus YBhg. Datuk Linton Albert YBhg. Dato’ Mah Weng Kwai YBhg. Prof. Emeritus Datuk Dr. Shad Saleem Faruqi
  • Members of Judicial Appointments Commission

    The Right Honourable Tun Tengku Maimun binti Tuan Mat

    Chief Justice of Federal Court, Malaysia

    SSM, PMN, SPSK, DPSK 

    Biography

    The Right Honourable Tan Sri Rohana binti Yusuf

    President of the Court of Appeal, Malaysia

    PSM, SPSK, DPSK

    Biography

    The Right Honourable Tan Sri Dato' Sri Azahar bin Mohamed

    Chief Judge of the High Court in Malaya

    PSM, SSAP, DIMP, KMN

    Biography
     

    The Right Honourable Dato' Abang Iskandar bin Abang Hashim 

    Chief Judge of the High Court in Sabah and Sarawak

       

    Members of Judicial Appointments Commission Appointed by YAB The Prime Minister

     

     

     

    The Honourable Datuk Seri Haji Mohd Zawawi bin Salleh

    Federal Court Judge

     

     

     

    YBhg. Tan Sri Datuk Suriyadi bin Halim Omar

    Former Judge of the Federal Court

     

     

     

    YBhg. Datuk Dr. Prasad Sandosham Abraham

    Former Judge of the Federal Courtl

     

     

     

    YBhg. Datuk Stephen Chung Hian Guan

    Former Judge of the Court of Appeal

     

     

     

    YBhg. Dato’ Prof. Madya Dr. Johan Shamsuddin bin Dato’ Haji Sabaruddin

    Dean, Faculty of Law, University of Malaya

  • Organization Chart Judicial Appointments Commission

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  • Pelantikan Anggota Baru Suruhanjaya Pelantikan Kehakiman, 4 September 2020

    PEJABAT SETIAUSAHA

    SURUHANJAYA PELANTIKAN KEHAKIMAN

     

    KENYATAAN MEDIA


    PELANTIKAN ANGGOTA
    SURUHANJAYA PELANTIKAN KEHAKIMAN BAGI TEMPOH


    4 SEPTEMBER 2020 HINGGA 3 SEPTEMBER 2022


    YAB Perdana Menteri, Tan Sri Dato’ Hj. Muhyiddin bin Hj. Mohd. Yassin telah bersetuju melantik YBhg. Tan Sri Datuk Suriyadi bin Halim Omar; mantan Hakim Mahkamah Persekutuan, YBhg. Datuk Dr. Prasad Sandosham Abraham; mantan Hakim Mahkamah Persekutuan, YBhg. Datuk Stephen Chung Hian Guan; mantan Hakim Mahkamah Rayuan dan YBhg. Dato’ Prof. Madya Dr. Johan Shamsuddin bin Dato’ Haji Sabaruddin, Dekan Fakulti Undang-Undang, Universiti Malaya sebagai anggota Suruhanjaya Pelantikan Kehakiman mengikut subseksyen 5(1)(f) Akta Suruhanjaya Pelantikan Kehakiman 2009 [Akta 695]. Pelantikan ini adalah bagi tempoh dua (2) tahun berkuat kuasa mulai 4 September 2020 hingga 3 September 2022 bagi menggantikan YBhg. Dato’ Seri Mohd Hishamudin bin Md Yunus, YBhg. Datuk Linton Albert, YBhg. Dato’ Mah Weng Kwai dan YBhg. Prof. Emeritus Datuk Dr. Shad Saleem Faruqi yang telah tamat perkhidmatan mereka pada 3 September 2020.
    Suruhanjaya Pelantikan Kehakiman merakamkan penghargaan dan terima kasih atas perkhidmatan YBhg. Dato’ Seri Mohd Hishamudin bin Md Yunus, YBhg. Datuk Linton Albert, YBhg. Dato’ Mah Weng Kwai dan YBhg. Prof. Emeritus Datuk Dr. Shad Saleem Faruqi semasa tempoh mereka menjadi anggota Suruhanjaya ini.

    Pejabat Setiausaha
    Suruhanjaya Pelantikan

  • Photo Farewell Ceremony Member Judicial Appointments Commisson

    25th August 2020 | Chief Justice Meeting Room, Putrajaya

    Monthly Meeting Judicial Appointments Commission No.6/2020

  • Photo New Member Judicial Appointments Commission

    24th September 2020 | Chief Justice Meeting Room, Putrajaya

    Monthly Meeting Judicial Appointments Commission No.7/2020

  • President of The Court of Appeal, Malaysia

    Name Date of Appointment
     The Rt. Hon. Tan Sri Rohana binti Yusuf   05.12.2019
  • The Right Honourable Dato' Rohana binti Yusuf

    The Right Honourable Dato' Rohana binti Yusuf
    President of the Court of Appeal
    SPSK, DPSK

    The Right Honourable Dato’ Rohana binti Yusuf was born in Bachok, Kelantan on 9th May 1956. Her Ladyship obtained her LLB degree from University of Malaya in 1980, Diploma in Syariah Law and Legal Practice (DSLP) from International Islamic University Malaysia in 1992 and Master of Comparative Laws (MCL) from International Islamic University Malaysia in 1993.

    Her Ladyship began her career in the Legal and Judicial Services in 1980 as an Assistant Parliamentary Draftsman at the Drafting Division of the Attorney General’s Chambers, as a Legal Adviser at the Ministry of Defence in 1982 and later in 1986 as a Senior Federal Counsel at the Attorney General’s Chambers. Subsequently, Her Ladyship served as a Sessions Judge Court at Kuala Lumpur. Her Ladyship opted for retirement in Judicial and Legal Services after 18 years in service.

    Her Ladyship joined a private sector in 1997 as a Legal Adviser and Company Secretary at Kumpulan UCM Industrial Corporation Berhad and Legal Adviser and Company Secretary at International Bank Malaysia Berhad.

    Her Ladyship used to practise as an advocate and solicitor and was a partner of Messrs. GH Tee & Co. in 2000. Before joining the judiciary, Her Ladyship was a Deputy Director of Islamic Banking and Takaful Department, Central Bank of Malaysia from 2001 to 2005.

    On 1st September 2005, Her Ladyship was appointed as a Judicial Commissioner of the High Court of Malaya at Kuala Lumpur. On 17th April 2007, Her Ladyship was elevated as a Judge of the High Court of Malaya at Kuala Lumpur.

    On 8th January 2013, Her Ladyship was appointed as a Judge of the Court of Appeal. On 27th April 2018, Her Ladyship was appointed as a Judge of the Federal Court.

    On 25th November 2019, Her Ladyship was designated by the Right Honourable Chief Justice to exercise the powers and perform the duties of the President of the Court of Appeal.

    Her Ladyship is blessed with two children, Nor Alina binti Azmi and Mohamad Rizal bin Azmi.

  • The Right Honourable Tan Sri Dato' Sri Azahar bin Mohamed

    The Right Honourable Tan Sri Dato' Sri Azahar bin Mohamed
    Chief Judge of The High Court in Malaya
    PSM, SSAP, DIMP, KMN

    The Right Honourable Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Azahar Bin Mohamed was born on 27th April 1956 in Johor Bahru, Johor. Justice Azahar bin Mohamed obtained his LLB degree from University of Malaya in 1980 and LLM from London School of Economics in 1987.

    Justice Azahar has had a long career with the Judicial and Legal services since 1980.

    His Lordship has held several positions, amongst them are:

    • Senior Assistant Registrar, High Court, Johor Bahru (1980);
    • Deputy Public Prosecutor, Pahang (1983);
    • Deputy Public Prosecutor, Negeri Sembilan (1987);
    • Deputy Public Prosecutor, Kelantan (1990);
    • Senior Federal Counsel, Anti-Corruption Agency (1991);
    • Legal Adviser, Royal Customs and Excise Department Malaysia (1992);
    • Deputy Registrar of Companies (1992);
    • Deputy Head of Prosecution, Attorney General’s Chambers (1996);
    • Head of Prosecution, Attorney General's Chambers (1997); and
    • Head of Civil Division, Attorney General's Chambers (2000).

    On 1st August 2004, Justice Azahar Mohamed was appointed as a Judicial Commissioner and served the High Court at Johor Bahru.

    On 28th July 2006, His Lordship was elevated as a High Court Judge of Malaya.

    On 1st January 2009, His Lordship served the High Court, Kuala Lumpur.

    On 11th May 2011, His Lordship was elevated as a Judge, Court of Appeal.

    On 12th 2014, His Lordship was elevated as a Federal Court Judge.

    On 17th May 2019, His Lordship was designated by the Right Hon. Chief Justice to exercise the powers and perform the duties of the Chief Judge of Malaya

    On 08th August 2019, His Lordship was appointed as the Chief Judge of Malaya.

  • The Right Honourable Tan Sri Datuk Seri Panglima David Wong Dak Wah

     
    The Right Honourable Tan Sri Datuk Seri Panglima David Wong Dak Wah
    Chief Judge of the High Court in Sabah and Sarawak
    PSM, SPDK, PGDK
     
    His Lordship was born on 20th August 1953 in Sandakan, Sabah. His Lordship read law at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. His Lordship also obtained a B.Com (majoring in accountancy) from the same university.

    From 1978 to 1979, His Lordship was attached to a Public Accounting Firm in Sydney as a qualified auditor. In 1979 His Lordship was admitted as a barrister of the New South Wales Supreme Court in Australia. In 1980, His Lordship was admitted to the Sabah Bar and he practiced as an advocate and solicitor in Sandakan until 1992. In 1992, His Lordship practiced in Sydney until 1996. In 1997, His Lordship returned to Sandakan, Sabah and practiced as an advocate and soliciter in Messrs Peter Lo & Co until 2005.

    His Lordship was appointed as a Judicial Commissioner of the High Court of Sabah and Sarawak in Kuching on 29th August 2005 and elevated as a Judge of the High Court of Sabah and Sarawak with effect from 11th April 2007. His Lordship has been appointed as Managing Judge in ensuring that the computerised system and Court Recording System implemented until to date.

    On 8th January 2013, His Lordship was elevated as a Judge of the Court of Appeal. On 27th April 2018 His Lordship was elevated to the Federal Court Malaysia. On 11th July 2018, His Lordship was appointed as the Chief Judge of Sabah and Sarawak.

    His Lordship is married to YBhg. Puan Sri Janet Wong Ying Kin and they are blessed with three children Davina, Daphne and Justin.
  • The Right Honourable Tan Sri Tengku Maimun binti Tuan Mat

    The Right Honourable Tan Sri Tengku Maimun binti Tuan Mat
    Chief Justice, Malaysia
    PMN, SPSK, DUPN, DPSK

    The Right Honourable Tan Sri Tengku Maimun binti Tuan Mat was born in Kota Bharu, Kelantan on 2 July 1959. Her Ladyship read law at University of Malaya and graduated with honours in 1982.

    Her Ladyship began her career in the legal field as a Legal Officer at the Southern Kelantan Development Board (KESEDAR) in 1982 and later in 1984, as a Legal Officer at the Municipal Council of Seremban, Negeri Sembilan. Her Ladyship joined the Judicial and Legal Service in 1986 as an Assistant Parliamentary Draftsman, at the Drafting Division of the Attorney-General’s Chambers. Subsequently, Her Ladyship served as a Magistrate at the Port Dickson Court, as a Federal Counsel at the Kuala Terengganu Legal Aid Bureau, as a Senior Assistant Registrar at the High Court at Seremban, as a Deputy Registrar at the High Court of Kuala Lumpur, as a Special Officer to the Right Honourable Chief Judge of Malaya, as a Special Officer to the Right Honourable Chief Justice, as a Judge of the Sessions Court at Kuala Lumpur cum Special Officer to the Right Honourable Chief Justice, and as the Registrar of the High Court of Malaya cum Chief Registrar of the Federal Court of Malaysia. Her Ladyship’s final posting in the Judicial and Legal Service was as the Chief Registrar of the Federal Court of Malaysia from 2005 to 2006.

    On 2 October 2006, Her Ladyship was appointed as a Judicial Commissioner of the High Court of Malaya at Kuala Lumpur. On 5 September 2007, Her Ladyship was elevated as a Judge of the High Court of Malaya at Kuala Lumpur. Her Ladyship also had the experience of serving as a Judge of the High Court of Malaya at Shah Alam, Selangor.

    On 8 January 2013, Her Ladyship was appointed as a Judge of the Court of Appeal. On 26 November 2018, Her Ladyship was appointed as a Judge of the Federal Court. On 2 May 2019, Her Ladyship was appointed as the Chief Justice of Malaysia.

    Her Ladyship was conferred with Darjah Seri Paduka Setia Mahkota Kelantan (SPSK) in 2016 carrying the title Dato’ and in 2006, with Darjah Dato’ Paduka Setia Mahkota Kelantan (DPSK) also carrying the title Dato’. On 13th July 2019, Her Ladyship was conferred with Darjah Utama Pangkuan Negeri carrying the tittle Dato' Seri Utama. On September 10th 2019, Her Ladyship was conferred with Darjah Panglima Mangku Negara carrying the tittle Tan Sri.

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