The Right Honourable Tun Raus Sharif
Chief Justice


The Right Honourable Justice Tun Raus Sharif was born on 4th February 1951 in Rembau, Negeri Sembilan.

His Lordship’s formal education began at Sekolah Rendah Kampung Astana Raja, Rembau, Negeri Sembilan before His Lordship went on to attend Sekolah Menengah Tunku Besar Tampin for his secondary education. His Lordship completed his form six at Sekolah Tuanku Abdul Rahman (STAR), lpoh, Perak.

The Right Honourable Justice Tun Raus Sharif graduated with a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Malaya in 1976. He is the pioneer class of law students of the University of Malaya. He obtained his Master of Laws from the London School of Economics in 1987.

His Lordship’s distinguished legal career began in 1976 as an attachment officer of the Magistrate’s court at Court Hill and later at Jalan Duta, Kuala Lumpur. After several months he was appointed as a Magistrate and posted to Pontian, Johor. His Lordship then served in the Judicial and Legal Service in various posts such as President of the Sessions Court, Deputy Public Prosecutor for the States of Kelantan and Terengganu, Legal Advisor to the Ministry of International Trade and Industry, Malacca State Legal Advisor, Legal Advisor at the Pensions Division at the Public Services Department, Legal Advisor to the Ministry of Defence, Legal Advisor to the Ministry of Home Affairs, Kelantan State Legal Advisor and Treasury Solicitor to the Ministry of Finance before being appointed Judicial Commissioner on 1st November 1994. As a Judicial Commissioner, he heard criminal matters in the High Court of Malaya at Shah Alam, but sitting at the High Court in Kuala Lumpur.

On 12th January 1996, His Lordship was appointed a Judge of the High Court of Malaya. During His Lordship's tenure as High Court Judge, he served in Shah Alam, Muar, Penang and Kuala Lumpur in the Commercial Division, Civil Division (Family Court) and the Appellate and Special Powers Division. He was elevated to the Court of Appeal on 28th July 2008 and thereafter as Judge of the Federal Court on 14th October 2009.

On 12th September 2011, His Lordship was appointed to the post of President of the Court of Appeal.

YAA Tun Raus Sharif has been officially appointed as the 14th Chief Justice of Malaysia on 4 April 2017.

In recognition of His Lordship's public service, Justice Raus Sharif has been awarded several honours, including 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 as well as 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) in 2016. Darjah Kebesaran Seri Setia Mahkota (SSM) on 9 September 2017.

His Lordship is married to Puan Sri Dato’ Indera Salwany Mohamed Zamri. His Lordship is blessed with two children.


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Federal Court of Malaysia,
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