I Will Never Beg


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‘I Will Never Beg’ traces the journey of Tun Abdul Hamid Mohamad from the dirt–poor kampung where he was born to his retirement as the Chief Justice of Malaysia. Readers are transported back in time from the 1950s to the present, while witnessing many of the defining events that have shaped our nation. A no–holds–barred memoir, it captures his principles and ethics authentically – every word written by himself in his trademark clear, simple and precise language coupled with wit, humour, penetrating observation, incisive analysis, logical arguments, honesty and, last but not least, without fear or favour. Hence, I Will Never Beg.


About The Author

Tun Abdul Hamid Mohamad’s life runs parallel with the development of Malaysia, from the Japanese occupation through Malayan Union, Federation of Malaya, Malaysia, until now. From a kampung boy, he rose to become the Chief Justice of Malaysia. After retirement, though in pain most of the time, he capped it by being the recipient of the national level Tokoh Ma’al Hijrah Award 1437 H (2015).

During a period of 40 years, besides holding various posts in the Attorney General’s Chambers, he served as a Judge in every court in the country, from the Magistrate’s court to the Federal Court, including the Shariah Court of Appeal and the Special Court. He heard cases involving a Chief Minister, a former Deputy Prime Minister and a former Yang di–Pertuan Agong and reigning Ruler of a State. He wrote 567 judgments and more than 200 speeches, articles and working papers which are available on his websites http://www.tunabdulhamid.my and https://tunabdulhamid.me

As a civil court judge, he has the rare distinction of being a member of Shariah Advisory Council of Bank Negara Malaysia and Securities Commission Malaysia besides other committees.