Former SC deputy chief executive and Insolvency deputy DG confirmed as High Court judges

Former SC deputy chief executive and Insolvency deputy DG confirmed as High Court judges
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PUTRAJAYA (March 25): Former Securities Commission (SC) deputy chief executive Datuk Ahmad Fairuz Zainol Abidin and former deputy director-general of the Insolvency Department Datuk Meor Hashimi Abdul Hamid have today been confirmed as full High Court judges.

Both of them are among the seven who had been confirmed as High Court judges.

Ahmad Fairuz, graduated with a Bachelor of Law from University of Wales College in Cardiff in 1992, and was admitted as a Barrister at Law, Lincoln's Inn the following year. He also possesses a Masters in Criminal Justice from Universiti Malaya and Masters of Prosecution's from the University of Wollongong, Australia.

He was deputy chief executive of SC from April 1, 2016 to March 29, 2018, where he was also appointed a board member. On March 30, 2018, he became a Judicial Commissioner at the High Court and today he is confirmed as a full High Court judge.

Justice Ahmad Fairuz is now a High Court judge at the commercial division.

Meanwhile, Meor Hashimi is a graduate from the International Islamic University in 1990, and was the Melaka state legal adviser and held various posts in the Attorney-General’s Chambers before being appointed as deputy director-general of the Insolvency Department from Jan 1, 2014 to March 29, 2018.

On March 30, 2018, he was made a Judicial Commissioner at the High Court and today he is confirmed.

Meanwhile, the others who were confirmed as full High Court judges included Justices Datin Rohani Ismail, Justice Anselm Charles Fernandis, Datuk Mohd Radzi Harun, Datuk Aliza Sulaiman and Dr Lim Hock Leng.

All of them except Lim took their oath of office and pledge of allegiance before Chief Judge of Malaya Tan Sri Azahar Mohamed. Lim, who is now a confirmed High Court judge in Sarawak, took his oath of office and pledge of allegiance before Chief Judge of Sabah and Sarawak Datuk Abang Iskandar Abang Hashim.

Normally at the High Court, they are appointed as judicial commissioners first, which is considered as a probationary period before being confirmed as full High Court judges.