Sarawakian appointed as acting chief justice of Malaya

Kuching: Court of Appeal President Tan Sri Abang Iskandar Abang Hashim has been appointed Deputy Chief Justice of Malaya (CJM).

According to an FMT report, Abang Iskandar from Sibu was appointed to fill the vacancy created by Tan Sri Datuk Mohamad Zabidin Mohd Dia’s retirement last week.

In a letter dated March 1 and seen by FMT, Chief Justice Tun Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat said Mr Abang Iskandar would carry out the duties and duties of the post until it is permanently filled. Then he said.

“Copies of the letter were also emailed to all judges and senior court officials,” the report said recently.

FMT added that Mr Tengku Maimun stated in his letter that the appointment was made under section 9(3)(a) of the Courts of Justice Act 1964. The law stipulates that federal court judges may serve as CJM in serious circumstances. Vacant seat.

Mr. Abang Iskandar is the president of the Court of Appeals and a federal judge.

Zavidin stepped down on February 29 and was appointed to the CJM in January last year.

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