Chief Justice

YAA Tun Raus Sharif
Chief Justice 


YAA Tun Raus Sharif was born on 04 February 1951 in Rembau, Negeri Sembilan.

His Lordship received his early education at Sekolah Rendah Kampung Astana Raja, Rembau, Negeri Sembilan before continuing his studies at Sekolah Menengah Tunku Besar Tampin. YAA Tun completed his Form Six at Sekolah Tuanku Abdul Rahman (STAR), Ipoh, Perak.

YAA Tun Raus Sharif obtained Bachelor of Law (Honours) from University of Malaya in 1976. His Lordship was in the first batch of Law students of University of Malaya. In 1987, His Lordship obtained Master of Laws from London School of Economics.

YAA Tun Raus Sharif started his career in 1976 as an attachment legal officer at Court Hill Magistrates Court and subsequently at Jalan Duta, Kuala Lumpur.

After a few months, YAA Tun was assigned as a Magistrate at Magistrates Court Pontian, Johor. In the Judicial and Legal Service, YAA Tun has held various post among others as President of Sessions Court, Deputy of Public Prosecutor in Kelantan and Terengganu, Legal Advisor of Ministry of International Trade and Industry, State Legal Advisor of Melaka, Legal Advisor of Pension Division, Public Service Department, Legal Advisor of Ministry of Defence, Legal Advisor of Ministry of Home Affairs, State Legal Advisor of Kelantan and Treasury Solicitor of Ministry of Finance, before being elevated to the High Court as a Judicial Commissioner on 01 November 1994. As a Judicial Commissioner, YAA Tun was assigned to preside criminal cases in the High Court in Shah Alam, Selangor which was presiding in the High Court of Kuala Lumpur.

On 12 January 1996, YAA Tun was appointed as a High Court Judge. YAA Tun was assigned to preside cases in the High Court in Shah Alam, Muar, Penang and Kuala Lumpur. In the High Court of Kuala Lumpur, YAA Tun was attached with the Commercial Division, Civil Division (Family Court) and Appeals and Special Powers Division. On 28 July 2008, YAA Tun was appointed as a Court of Appeal Judge and subsequently as a Federal Court Judge on 14 October, 2009.

On 12 September 2011, YAA Tun was appointed as President of Court of Appeal. YAA Tun was officially appointed as the 14th Chief Justice on 4 April 2017.

In recognition of his service to the country, YAA Tun was awarded with several awards namely, Kesatria Mangku Negara (KMN) in 1994, Darjah Yang Mulia Pangkuan Negeri (DMPN) in 2000, Darjah Seri Setia Tuanku Mukriz Yang Amat Terbilang (SSTM) in 2010, Darjah Panglima Setia Mahkota (PSM) in 2011, Darjah Panglima Mangku Negara (PMN) in 2012 and in 2016, YAA Tun has received three awards namely, Darjah Kebesaran Seri Panglima Darjah Kinabalu (SPDK), Darjah Kebesaran Peringkat Pertama Sri Sultan Ahmad Shah Pahang (SSAP) and Darjah Kebesaran Datuk Amar Bintang Kenyalang (DA). Later in 2017, YAA Tun was awarded with Darjah Seri Setia Mahkota (SSM), which carries the title Tun from Seri Paduka Baginda Yang Di Pertuan Agong the XV.

YAA Tun is married to Yang Berbahagia Toh Puan Dato' Indera Salwany Mohamed Zamri. YAA Tun is blessed with two children.


YAA Tun Raus Sharif
Chief Justice

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