President of the Court of Appeal of Malaysia

The President of the Court of Appeal of Malaysia (Malay: Presiden Mahkamah Rayuan), is the office and title of the deputy head of the Malaysian judiciary system. The title has been in use since 24 June 1994, when the Court of Appeal of Malaysia was formed. The President of the Court of Appeal is the head of the Court of Appeal, the second highest court of Malaysia. It is the second highest position in Malaysian judicial system after the Chief Justice of Malaysia and followed by the Chief Judge of Malaya, and the Chief Judge of Sabah and Sarawak.[3]

President of the Court of Appeal of Malaysia
Rohana Yusuf
since 5 December 2019
StyleYang Amat Arif[1]
The Right Honourable[1]
His Lordship[1]
Member ofFederal Court of Malaysia
SeatPalace of Justice, Putrajaya
NominatorPrime Minister of Malaysia
AppointerYang di-Pertuan Agong
Term lengthmandatory retirement age at 65 or 66 (at request for minimal extension)
Constituting instrumentFederal Constitution of Malaysia
Inaugural holderLamin Mohd Yunos
SalaryRM31,500 monthly[2]

Presidents of the Court of Appeal of Malaysia

  • Lamin Haji Mohd Yunos (1994 to 2001)[4]
  • Wan Adnan Ismail (2001)[4][5]
  • Ahmad Fairuz Abdul Halim (2002 to 2003)[4]
  • Abdul Malik Ahmad (2004 to 2007)[4]
  • Abdul Hamid Mohamad (2007)[4]
  • Zaki Azmi (2007 to 2008)[4][6]
  • Alauddin Mohd Sheriff (2008 to 2011)[4][6]
  • Md Raus Sharif (2011 to 2017)[4][7]
  • Zulkefli Ahmad Makinudin (2017 to 2018)[4][8]
  • Ahmad Maarop (2018 to 2019)[9]
  • Rohana Yusuf (2019 to 2022)[10][11]
  • Abang Iskandar Abang Hashim (2022 to present)[12]

See also


  1. President of the Court of Appeal | Office of the Chief Registrar, Federal Court of Malaysia
  2. Lim, Ida (18 June 2018). "A look at the resignation of Malaysia's two top judges and what's next". Malay Mail. Retrieved 11 April 2019.
  3. "The Malaysian Judiciary: Operation of the court". Malaysian Court. Archived from the original on 9 July 2011. Retrieved 15 April 2007.
  4. "Former Presidents of the Court of Appeal". Official Website Office of the Chief Registrar Federal Court of Malaysia. 12 October 2018. Retrieved 17 October 2018.
  5. Koshy, Shaila (7 September 2001). "Zaki is new Chief Justice (updated)". Utusan Malaysia. Retrieved 17 October 2018.
  6. Koshy, Shaila. "Zaki is new Chief Justice (updated)". The Star (Malaysia). Retrieved 17 October 2018.
  7. "Arifin appointed Chief Justice". The Star (Malaysia). 6 June 2011. Archived from the original on 22 September 2012. Retrieved 11 September 2011.
  8. "Md Raus appointed new Chief Justice". The Star (Malaysia). Retrieved 1 April 2017.
  9. "Richard Malanjum Ketua Hakim Negara yang baharu". Bernama. Berita Harian. 11 July 2018. Retrieved 12 July 2018.
  10. Anbalagan, V. (5 December 2019). "History to be made with 3 women judges promoted to Federal Court". Free Malaysia Today. Retrieved 5 December 2019.
  11. Ong, Justin (5 December 2019). "Another milestone for women as Rohana set to head Court of Appeal". Malay Mail. Retrieved 5 December 2019.
  12. Anbalagan, V. (16 January 2023). "Sarawak's Abang Iskandar is new Court of Appeal president". Free Malaysia Today. Retrieved 21 January 2023.

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