The Right Honourable Tun Arifin Zakaria was appointed the 13th Chief Justice of Malaysia on 12 Sept 2011. He graduated with LLB (Hons) from the University of Sheffield in the United Kingdom and LLM from the University College, London.
He is a member of the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn and was called to the English Bar in 1980. Upon his graduation in 1974, he joined the Malaysian Judicial and Legal Service. He has served in various capacities in the law, and with his appointment, strives to propel the Malaysian Judiciary to greater heights, and ensure the dignity and respectability of the Malaysian Judiciary.
In June 2012 he served as the Co-President of the UNEP World Congress on Justice, Governance and Law for Environmental Sustainability.
Fiat justitia! Let justice be done!