Historical Background

Court of Appeal

Initially, a Supreme Court consisting of a High Court and a Court of Appeal, was established under the Federation of Malaya Agreement 1948. However, the Supreme Court was replaced by the Federal Court and High Courts.

Later on, the Court of Appeal was established on 24 June 1994. The establishment of Court of Appeal has restored the 2-tier appeal process.

The Court of Appeal consists of the President of the Court of Appeal, who is the chairman of the Court of Appeal, and initially of ten other judges. The President of the Court of Appeal is also a member of the Federal Court.

Article 121, Clause (1B), confers upon the Court of Appeal the jurisdiction to determine appeals from a High Court or a judge of a High Court and such other jurisdiction as may be conferred by Federal Law. Decisions of the Court of Appeal can also be appealed from to the Federal Court.

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