Thursday, October 16, 2008

Zaki is new Chief Justice

The new Chief Justice of Malaysia will be Federal Court Justice Tan Sri Zaki Tun Azmi.
Tan Sri Zaki Tun Azmi

According to sources, the Conference of Rulers, which met this week, had agreed to Zaki’s appointment as head of the judiciary.

Current Chief Justice Tun Abdul Hamid Mohamed, who was given a six-month extension in April, retires Friday.

Sources also said that Chief Judge of Malaya Tan Sri Alauddin Mohd Sheriff would move up the judicial ladder to the No 2 position of Court of Appeal President, replacing Zaki.

It is understood that Federal Court Justice Arifin Zakaria would be elevated to Chief Judge of Malaya, the third highest postion, but it could not be confirmed. Continue reading the Star.

Bar Council Chief was quick to react and her tone was a wee bit political. Zaid is somehow echoing.