Chief Justice of Malaysia
|Chief Justice of Malaysia|
|Style||Yang Amat Arif (His/Her Most Honour)|
|Seat||Palace of Justice, Putrajaya|
|Appointer||Yang di-Pertuan Agong|
|Constituting instrument||Federal Constitution of Malaysia|
|Inaugural holder||James Thompson|
|Salary||MYR 25,000 per month|
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)
- "The Malaysian Judiciary: Operation of the court", Malaysian Court. Accessed 15 April 2007.
- "Hamid is made the new CJ". Daily Express, Sabah. 6 December 2007. Archived from the original on 25 June 2008. Retrieved 10 December 2007.
- "Arifin appointed Chief Justice". The Star. Retrieved 11 September 2011.[permanent dead link]
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