Court of Appeal of Malaysia

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Court of Appeal of Malaysia
Mahkamah Rayuan Malaysia
Established1994
LocationPalace of Justice, Putrajaya, FT
Composition methodRoyal appointment with the advice of the Prime Minister
Authorized byFederal Constitution
Appeals toFederal Court of Malaysia
Judge term lengthCompulsory retirement at age 66
Number of positions33 (including 3 vacancies)
Websitewww.kehakiman.gov.my
President of the Court of Appeal of Malaysia
CurrentlyRohana Yusuf
Since5 December 2019

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 of Malaysia, who is the second most senior post in Malaysian judiciary after the Chief Justice of Malaysia.

On 5 December 2019, Rohana Yusuf was sworn-in by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong to replace Ahmad Maarop, who retired having reached his mandatory retirement age.[1][2]

Presidents of the Court of Appeal[edit]

President Appointment date Departure date
Abdul Malek Ahmad 2004 2007
Abdul Hamid Mohamad 2007 2007
Zaki Mohamed Azmi 2007 2008
Alauddin Mohd Sheriff 2008 2011
Mohamed Raus Sharif 2011 2017
Zulkefli Ahmad Makinudin 2017 2018
Ahmad Maarop 2018 2019
Rohana Yusuf 2019 Incumbent

Current judges[edit]

This is the list of current judges[3] of the Court of Appeal.

Prefix Judge Post Date of appointment
Yang Amat Arif Dato' Rohana Yusuf President of the Court 5 December 2019
Yang Arif Datuk Dr. Hamid Sultan Abu Backer Judge 8 January 2013
Yang Arif Dato' Umi Kalthum Abdul Majid Judge 30 September 2013
Yang Arif Datuk Dr. Badariah Sahamid Judge 12 September 2014
Yang Arif Datuk Kamardin Hashim Judge 21 March 2016
Yang Arif Datuk Yaacob Md Sam Judge 21 March 2016
Yang Arif Datuk Abdul Karim Abdul Jalil Judge 21 March 2016
Yang Arif Dato' Suraya Othman Judge 23 September 2017
Yang Arif Datuk Hanipah Farikullah Judge 27 April 2018
Yang Arif Datuk Wira Kamaludin Md Said Judge 27 April 2018
Yang Arif Datuk Lau Bee Lan Judge 26 November 2018
Yang Arif Dato' Mohamad Zabidin Mohd Diah Judge 26 November 2018
Yang Arif Datuk Nor Bee Ariffin Judge 26 November 2018
Yang Arif Dato' Has Zanah Mehat Judge 26 November 2018
Yang Arif Dato' Lee Swee Seng Judge 8 August 2019
Yang Arif Datuk Azizah Nawawi Judge 8 August 2019
Yang Arif Datuk Vazeer Alam Mydin Meera Judge 8 August 2019
Yang Arif Tuan Ravinthran a/l Paramaguru Judge 8 August 2019
Yang Arif Dato' Hadhariah Syed Ismail Judge 5 December 2019
Yang Arif Dato' Abu Bakar Jais Judge 5 December 2019
Yang Arif Tuan Nantha Balan a/l E.S. Moorthy Judge 5 December 2019

References[edit]

  1. ^ Anbalagan, V. (5 December 2019). "History to be made with 3 women judges promoted to Federal Court". Free Malaysia Today. Retrieved 5 December 2019.
  2. ^ Ong, Justin (5 December 2019). "Another milestone for women as Rohana set to head Court of Appeal". Malay Mail. Retrieved 5 December 2019.
  3. ^ "Hakim Mahkamah Rayuan" (in Malay). Judicial Appointment Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 17 December 2016.

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