Chief Justice of Malaysia
|Chief Justice of Malaysia|
Yang Amat Arif|
(His/Her Most Honour)
|Seat||Palace of Justice, Putrajaya|
|Appointer||Yang di-Pertuan Agong|
|Term length||mandatory retirement age at 65 or 66 (at request for minimal extension), extension retirement age at 68 or 70.|
|Constituting instrument||Federal Constitution of Malaysia|
as Chief Justice of the Federation of Malaya (1957)
|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
- Abdul Hamid Omar (1994; previously Lord President)
- Mohamed Eusoff Chin (1994 to 2000)
- Mohamed Dzaiddin Abdullah (2000 to 2003)
- Ahmad Fairuz Abdul Halim (2003 to 2007)
- Abdul Hamid Mohamad (2007 to 2008)
- Zaki Azmi (2008 to 2011)
- Arifin Zakaria (2011 to 2017)
- Md Raus Sharif (2017 to 2018)
- Richard Malanjum (2018 to present)
Living former Chief Justices
- "The Malaysian Judiciary: Operation of the court". Malaysian Court. Archived from the original on 9 July 2011. Retrieved 15 April 2007.
- "Hamid is made the new CJ". Daily Express. 6 December 2007. Archived from the original on 25 June 2008. Retrieved 10 December 2007.
- "Arifin appointed Chief Justice". The Star. 6 June 2011. Archived from the original on 22 September 2012. Retrieved 11 September 2011.
- "Md Raus appointed new Chief Justice". The Star. Retrieved 1 April 2017.
- "Richard Malanjum Ketua Hakim Negara yang baharu". Bernama. Berita Harian. 11 July 2018. Retrieved 12 July 2018.