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

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

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