Chief Justice of Malaysia

Chief Justice of Malaysia
Richard Malanjum

since 11 July 2018
Style 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
Inaugural holder James Thompson
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.[1]

Chief Justices of Malaysia

Living former Chief Justices

See also


  1. "The Malaysian Judiciary: Operation of the court". Malaysian Court. Archived from the original on 9 July 2011. Retrieved 15 April 2007.
  2. "Hamid is made the new CJ". Daily Express. 6 December 2007. Archived from the original on 25 June 2008. Retrieved 10 December 2007.
  3. "Arifin appointed Chief Justice". The Star. 6 June 2011. Archived from the original on 22 September 2012. Retrieved 11 September 2011.
  4. "Md Raus appointed new Chief Justice". The Star. Retrieved 1 April 2017.
  5. "Richard Malanjum Ketua Hakim Negara yang baharu". Bernama. Berita Harian. 11 July 2018. Retrieved 12 July 2018.
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