Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat is the new Chief Justice of Malaysia. Photo: Handout

Malaysia’s Mahathir government appoints Tengku Maimun as first female chief justice

  • The former Federal Court justice becomes the country’s top judge with immediate effect
  • Her appointment quashes speculation the Mahathir administration was at an impasse with Malaysia’s constitutional monarchs over key appointments
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Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat is the new Chief Justice of Malaysia. Photo: Handout
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Bhavan Jaipragas

Bhavan Jaipragas

Bhavan is Asia Correspondent for the SCMP, covering breaking news, politics, diplomacy, trade and Southeast Asian macroeconomic trends. His work for the Post's Asia desk also focuses on the region's multifaceted interactions with the United States and China. A Singapore native, Bhavan previously worked for Agence France-Presse.