Tengku Maimun is Malaysia’s first woman CJ.

PETALING JAYA: Federal Court judge Datuk Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat has been appointed as the Chief Justice, the first woman to take on the role.

The Prime Minister’s Office said that the Yang di-Pertuan Agong on the advice of the Prime Minister and after consulting the Conference of Rulers agreed to the appointment of Tengku Maimun as the Chief Justice.

The appointment is effective Thursday (May 2), it said in a statement.

The Prime Minister’s Office also expressed appreciation and thanked Tan Sri Richard Malanjum for his service as previous Chief Justice.

Malanjum retired after serving 27 years in the judiciary.

Malanjum, the first Sabahan to hold the judiciary’s top post, served as Chief Justice for nine months and 12 years as the Chief Judge of Sabah and Sarawak.

He attained his constitutional retirement age of 66 years in October last year and was given a six-month extension which ended in April.

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