Court of Appeal of Malaysia

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Court of Appeal of Malaysia
Mahkamah Rayuan Malaysia
Established 1994
Country  Malaysia
Location Palace of Justice, Putrajaya, FT
Composition method Royal appointment with the advice of the Prime Minister
Authorized by Federal Constitution
Decisions are appealed to Federal Court of Malaysia
Judge term length Compulsory retirement at age 66
No. of positions 33 (including 3 vacancies)
President of the Court of Appeal of Malaysia
Currently Zulkefli Ahmad Makinudin
Since 1 April 2017

The Court of Appeal is an appellate court of the judiciary system in Malaysia. It is the second highest court in the hierarchy below the Federal Court. This court was created in 1994 as part of reforms made to the judiciary to create a second tier appellate court after the Privy Council appeals to the United Kingdom was abolished in 1985. The court is headed by the President of the Court of Appeal, who is the second most important person in Malaysian judiciary after the Chief Justice of Malaysia.

Effective 1 April 2017, the current President of the Court of Appeal is Zulkefli Ahmad Makinudin, consequential to previous President, Md. Raus Sharif's elevation to the office of Chief Justice of Federal Court following Arifin Zakaria's retirement.

Presidents of the Court of Appeal[edit]

President Appointment date Departure date
Abdul Malek Ahmad 2004 2007
Abdul Hamid Mohamad 2007 2007
Zaki Azmi 2007 2008
Alauddin Mohd. Sheriff 2008 2011
Md. Raus Sharif 2011 2017
Zulkefli Ahmad Makinudin 2017 Current

Current judges[edit]

This is the list of current judges[1] of the Court of Appeal.

Judges Date of appointment
Zulkefli Ahmad Makinudin
President of the Court
1 April 2017
Alizatul Khair Osman Khairuddin 11 May 2011
Mohtarudin Baki 10 August 2011
Lim Yee Lan 4 April 2012
David Wong Dak Wah 8 January 2013
Rohana Yusuf 8 January 2013
Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat 8 January 2013
Mohd. Zawawi Salleh 8 January 2013
Hamid Sultan Abu Backer 8 January 2013
Zakaria Sam 30 September 2013
Abang Iskandar Abang Hashim 30 September 2013
Umi Kalthum Abdul Majid 30 September 2013
Varghese George Varughese 30 September 2013
Ahmadi Asnawi 12 September 2014
Idrus Harun 12 September 2014
Nallini Patmanathan 12 September 2014
Badariah Sahamid 12 September 2014
Ong Lam Kiat Vernon 12 September 2014
Abdul Rahman Sebli 12 September 2014
Prasad Sandosham Abraham 12 September 2014
Zamani A. Rahim 16 February 2015
Zaleha Yusof 21 March 2016
Kamardin Hashim 21 March 2016
Mary Lim Thiam Suan 21 March 2016
Yaacob Md. Sam 21 March 2016
Zabariah Mohd. Yusof 21 March 2016
Hasnah Mohamed Hashim 21 March 2016
Harmindar Singh Dhaliwal 21 March 2016
Abdul Karim bin Abdul Jalil 21 March 2016
Asmabi Mohamed 21 March 2016


  1. ^ "Hakim Mahkamah Rayuan" (in Malay). Judicial Appointment Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 17 December 2016. 

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