JudgesJustice Tun Zaki Azmi
Justice Tun Zaki Azmi retired as the Chief Justice of Malaysia in September 2011, upon reaching the retirement age of judges of the superior courts in Malaysia. His greatest achievement as Chief Justice was to clear the longstanding back log of cases affecting the Malaysian courts and to reduce the hearing time for newly filed cases, an achievement which was recognised by the World Bank.
He held the post of Chief Justice of Malaysia for three years, having previously served as the President of the Court of Appeal. He was elevated directly as a Federal Judge on September 5, 2007.
Mr. Azmi read law at Lincoln’s Inn in London and was called as a Barrister in 1969. On returning to Malaysia, he served the Judicial and Legal Service for 15 years before starting his own legal practice.
He is presently the Chancellor of two private universities in Malaysia and Chairman of the Board of Directors of one public university. He is also Chairman of Astro Malaysia Bhd, a leading Satellite TV company, and SP Setia Bhd, the most successful housing and commercial buildings developer in Malaysia.