Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah today presented the instrument of appointment to the new Chief Judge of Sabah and Sarawak Abang Iskandar Abang Hashim at the Istana Negara.
His appointment, effective today, is to replace David Wong Dak Wah, who retired on Feb 20.
The ceremony, which took place at Bilik Singgahsana Kecil (Small Throne Room) was also attended by Chief Justice Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat and Attorney-General Tommy Thomas.
Abang Iskandar (photo), 61, who hails from Sibu, Sarawak, is formerly the Federal Court judge and has held various positions in the judiciary such as Appeal Court judge for five years since 2013.
He started his legal career in 1983 as a magistrate at the Miri Magistrate's Court in Sarawak.