KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 5 — Federal Court Judge Datuk Rohana Yusof was today appointed as the new President of the Court of Appeals after receiving the official appointment letter from Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah.
She received her letter of appointment at the Istana Negara together eight other judges, five of whom were women.
Three other Appeals Court judges namely Datuk Zaleha Yusof, Datuk Zabariah Mohd Yusof and Datuk Hasnah Mohammed Hashim were appointed as Federal Court judges while High Court Judge Datuk Hadhariah Syed Ismail was appointed as Appeals Court judge.
Meanwhile, also appointed as Appeals Court Judges were Datuk Abu Bakar Jais and Nantha Balan E.S. Moorthy who were both High Court Judges.
Also appointed as High Court Judges were Datuk Seri Tun Abd Majid Tun Hamzah and Datuk Azmi Abdullah who were both Judicial Commissioners.
Among those who witnessed the ceremony were Chief Justice Tan Sri Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat and Chief Secretary to the Government Tan Sri Dr Ismail Bakar.
Chief Comptroller of Istana Negara, Datuk Ahmad Fadil Shamsuddin said in a statement that Al-Sultan Abdullah also expressed his happiness at the appointment of many women judges which reflected the efforts and sensitiveness of the national administration in featuring the involvement of women in the judiciary.