Md Raus among three appointed as members of Judicial Appointments Commission

KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob has appointed three individuals, including former chief justice Tun Md Raus Sharif (pic), as members of the Judicial Appointments Commission for a period of two years effective Sunday (Sept 4).

Besides Md Raus, the others appointments are former Sarawak attorney general Datu Abdul Razak Tready and International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) law lecturer Associate Professor Dr Shamrahayu Ab Aziz.

In a statement on Monday (Sept 5), the Office of the Secretary of the Judicial Appointments Commission said the appointment is in accordance with Subsection 5(1)(f) of the Judicial Appointments Commission Act 2009 (Act 695).

“The appointment for two years from Sept 4, 2022, to Sept 3, 2024, is to replace Datuk Dr Prasad Sandosham Abraham, Datuk Stephen Chung Hian Guan and Associate Professor Datuk Dr Johan Shamsuddin Sabaruddin who ended their service on Sept 3,” said the statement.

Apart from that, former Federal Court Judge Tan Sri Suriyadi Halim Omar was re-appointed as a member of the Judicial Appointments Commission.

“The Commission expresses its appreciation and gratitude for the services of Datuk Dr Prasad, Datuk Stephen Chung and Datuk Dr Johan Shamsuddin,” the statement added. – Bernama