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Chief Judge of The High Court in Sabah and Sarawak

  • Appointment New Chief Justice, President of The Court of Appeal, and Chief Judge of the High Court in Sabah and Sarawak 11 July 2018

    Ceremony to Receive letter of Appointment from His Majesty the Yang Di Pertuan Agong was held on 11 July 2018 at the National Palace. The ceremony was then followed by the Swearing-In and Allegiance by Chief Justice of The Federal Court in front of Majesty the Yang Di Pertuan Agong.

    All members of the Judicial Appointments Commission congratulated all the appointees:

    Chief Justice of The Federal Court

    The Rt. Hon. Tan Sri Datuk Seri Panglima Richard Malanjum
     
      
    President of The Court of Appeal
    The Rt. Hon. Tan Sri Dato' Sri Ahmad bin Haji Maarop
     
     
    Chief Judge of High Court in Sabah and Sarawak
    The Rt. Hon. Datuk David Wong Dak Wah
     
  • Appointment Superior Court Judges 17 January 2023

    Congratulations to newly appointed President of The Court of Appeal, Chief Judge of Malaya, Chief Judge of Sabah and Sarawak, Judge of Federal Court, Court of Appeal Judge, Judge of High Court, and Judicial Commissioners.

     

    President of the Court of Appeal

    1. The Rt. Hon. Tan Sri Datuk Amar Abang Iskandar bin Abang Hashim

     Chief Judge of Malaya

    1. The Rt. Hon. Dato’ Mohamad Zabidin bin Mohd Diah

     Chief Judge of Sabah and Sarawak

    1. The Rt. Hon. Dato’ Abdul Rahman bin Sebli

     Judge of Federal Court

    1. The Hon. Dato’ Nordin bin Hassan

    Court of Appeal Judge

    1. The Hon. Dato’ Haji Azman bin Abdullah
    2. The Hon. Dato’ Azimah binti Omar
    3. The Hon. Dato’ Lim Chong Fong
    4. The Hon. Dato’ Collin Lawrence Sequerah
    5. The Hon. Tuan Mohamed Zaini bin Mazlan
    6. The Hon. Datuk Wong Kian Kheong

     Judge of High Court

    1. The Hon. Dato’ Norsharidah binti Awang
    2. The Hon. Tuan Tee Geok Hock
    3. The Hon. Datuk Hajah Zaleha Rose binti Datuk Haji Pandin
    4. The Hon. Puan Alice Loke Yee Ching
    5. The Hon. Dato’ Azhar bin Abdul Hamid
    6. The Hon. Dr. Arik Sanusi bin Yeop Johari
    7. The Hon. Tuan Bhupindar Singh a/l Gurcharan Sing Preet
    8. The Hon. Puan Mahazan binti Mat Taib
    9. The Hon. Tuan Ahmad Murad bin Abdul Aziz
    10. The Hon. Puan Liza Chan Sow Keng
    11. The Hon. Tuan Wan Muhammad Amin bin Wan Yahya

    Judicial Commissioner

    1. The Hon. Puan Zaharah binti Hussain
    2. The Hon. Puan Sumathi a/p Murugiah
    3. The Hon. Puan Suzana binti Muhamad Said
    4. The Hon. Puan Evawani Farisyta binti Mohammad
    5. The Hon. Puan Wendy Ooi Su Ghee

     

     

  • Chief Judge of The High Court in Sabah and Sarawak

    Name Date of Appointment
    The Rt. Hon. Tan Sri Dato’ Abdul Rahman bin Sebli 17.01.2023
  • Superior Court Judges

  • Superior Court Judges : Post and Vacancies (as at 10 January 2024)

    NO. COURT POST FILLED VACANT REFERENCES
    1. a. Chief Justice 1 1 0 Article 122(1) of The Federal Constitution
      b. President of The Court of Appeal 1 1 0
      c. Chief Judge of The High Court in Malaya 1 1 0
      d. Chief Judge of The High Court in Sabah and Sarawak 1 1 0
    2. Judge of Federal Court 11 9 2 1 May 2009 [PU (A) 163/2009]
    3. Court of Appeal Judge 32 27 5 1 May 2009 [PU (A) 164/2009]
    4. Judge of High Court 94 66 28  
      i. High Court in Malaya 75 57 18 7 April 2022[PU (A) 100/2022]
      ii.High Court in Sabah and Sarawak 19 9 10 30 Mac 2023 [PU(A) 78/2023]
      Total (Judges) 141 106 35  
    5. a. Judicial Commissioners Peninsula   37   Appointment Pursuant To Article 122AB of Federal Constitution
      b. Judicial Commissioners Sabah   3  
      c. Judicial Commissioners Sarawak   2  
      Total (Judicial Commissioners)   42    
      Total (Judges and Judicial Commissioners)   148 35  
  • The Right Honourable Tan Sri Datuk Amar Abang Iskandar bin Abang Hashim

     
    YAA Tan Sri Datuk Amar Abang Iskandar bin Abang Hashim
    Chief Judge of Sabah and Sarawak
    PSM, DA, DSPN


    The Right Honourable Tan Sri Dato’ Amar Abang Iskandar bin Abang Hashim was born on 3 July 1959 in Sibu, Sarawak.

    The Right Honourable Tan Sri's career in the Judicial and Legal Service began on 1 August 1983 when he was appointed as a Magistrate in Miri, Sarawak before being transferred to the Magistrate’s Court of Limbang in the same year and to the Magistrate’s Court of Sibu in the following year.

    From the court, The Right Honourable Tan Sri crossed to Sarawak Legal Aid Bureau in 1989. A year later, The Right Honourable Tan Sri returned to the court as a Session Court Judge, at the Kuala Lumpur Sessions Court.

    The Right Honourable Tan Sri gained vast experience when he had the opportunity to join various government departments in his service. From 1992 until 1994, The Right Honourable Tan Sri was posted as the Legal Advisor of the Fisheries Department, Ministry of Agriculture.

    From 1994 until 2000, The Right Honourable Tan Sri led the General Crime Unit, Prosecution Division, Attorney General’s Chambers, Kuala Lumpur, and the Commercial Crime Unit, Prosecution Division, Attorney General’s Chambers, Putrajaya as the Head of the Unit.

    The Right Honourable Tan Sri was then appointed as the Chairman of the Department of Cooperative Development Malaysia Tribunal, Kuala Lumpur in 2000 and held the post for one year before being seconded to the Central Bank of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur as the Head of Prosecution Unit/ Deputy Public Prosecutor. Two years later, The Right Honourable Tan Sri returned to the Attorney General’s Chambers, Putrajaya as the Head of the Commercial Crime Unit, Prosecution Division for a period of one year i.e. from the year 2003 until 2004.

    The Right Honourable Tan Sri's journey in the legal profession continued when in the year of 2004, The Right Honourable Tan Sri was seconded to the Malaysia Securities Commission Malaysia, Bukit Kiara, Kuala Lumpur as the Director of the Enforcement Division until the year 2007.

    On 1 March 2007, The Right Honourable Tan Sri was appointed by the DYMM Seri Paduka Baginda Yang di-Pertuan Agong as a Judicial Commissioner. In the same year, The Right Honourable Tan Sri was also appointed as the Chairman of the Appeal Board, Board of Engineers Malaysia, by DYMM Seri Paduka Baginda Yang di-Pertuan Agong.

    The Right Honourable Tan Sri served at the High Court of Shah Alam, Selangor from 1 March 2007 until 31 April 2009 as Judicial Commissioner before being transferred to Kuala Lumpur High Court on 1 May 2009.

    On 14 October 2009, The Right Honourable Tan Sri was appointed by DYMM Seri Paduka Baginda Yang di-Pertuan Agong as a High Court Judge. The Right Honourable Tan Sri continued to serve in the Kuala Lumpur High Court in various divisions until 31 December 2012.

    On 2 January 2013, The Right Honourable Tan Sri was transferred to the Penang High Court. Nine months later, i.e. on 30 September 2013, The Right Honourable Tan Sri was elevated as a Judge of the Court of Appeal, Malaysia.

    The Right Honourable Tan Sri was appointed by DYMM Seri Paduka Baginda Yang di Pertuan Agong as a Federal Court Judge on 26 November 2018 and on 20 February 2020, The Right Honourable Tan Sri was appointed as the Chief Judge of Sabah and Sarawak. On 13 January 2023, The Right Honourable Tan Sri was appointed as the President Court of Appeal.

    To appreciate The Right Honourable Tan Sri's contribution to the Civil Service, The Right Honourable Tan Sri was awarded Pingat Darjah Setia Pangkuan Negeri (DSPN) by Tuan Yang di Pertua of Pulau Pinang on 27 August 2013. The Right Honourable Tan Sri was then conferred with the federal award Panglima Setia Mahkota which carries the title "Tan Sri" on 13 November 2021.

    The Right Honourable Tan Sri Dato’ is married to YBhg. Puan Sri Datin Fadzillah binti Dato’ Kamaruddin and they are blessed with three (3) children.

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