Role models for law practitioners in Malaysia

Published by on Jan 27, 2016, 01:44 pm

Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail and Tan Sri Dato' Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali are among the role models for law practitioners in Malaysia as they have served the nation as attorney-generals.

Attorney-general refers to the person who is qualified to be a judge of the Federal Court. It is the duty of the Attorney General to advise His Majesty The Yang di- Pertuan Agong or the Cabinet or any Minister upon such legal matters.

The attorney-general is required to perform such other duties of a legal character, as may from time to time be referred or assigned to him by His Majesty the Yang di-Pertuan Agong or the Cabinet, and to discharge the functions conferred on him by or under this Constitution or any other written law.

Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail


Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail served as Malaysia's attorney general for over 13 years, starting from 2002.

Date of Birth : 6 October 1955

Place of Birth : Lahad Datu, Sabah

Spouse's Name : Maimun Datuk Haji Arif

Academic Qualifications

Bachelor of Laws(Hons) Universiti Malaya - Year 1979


Deputy Public Prosecutor, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah - 1984

Senior Federal Counsel, Sabah - 1985

Head of the Prosecution Division, Kuala Lumpur - 1994

Head of the Advisory and International Division - 1995

Commissioner of Law Revision - 1997

Attorney General of Malaysia - 2002

Tan Sri Dato' Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali


Tan Sri Dato' Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali was named as the new attorney-general commencing 27 July 2015. He is the ninth attorney-general in Malaysia after Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail.

Date of Birth : 11 February 1950

Place of Birth : Kota Bharu, Kelantan

Spouse's Name : Puan Sri Datin Sri Dato' Faridah Begum binti K.A. Abdul Kader

Academic Qualifications

LLB (Hons) University of London - Year 1972

Bar-At-Law, Inner Temple London - Year 1973

Institute of Advance Legal Studies, London - Year 1981


Magistrate, Magistrate's Court, Kuala Terengganu - 1973 - 1975

Director, Legal Aid Bureau for State of Kelantan - 1975 - 1977

Deputy Public Prosecuter for the State of Kelantan and Terengganu - 1977 - 1980

Legal Adviser, Ministry of Trade and Industry, kuala Lumpur - 1980 - 1982

Advocate & Solicitors in the firm of Apandi Ali & Co - 1982 - 2003

Judicial Commissioner, High Court of Malaya, Kuantan - 1.5.2003 - 2004

High Court Judge of Malaya, Kuantan - 21.12.2004 - 14.2.2007

High Court Judge of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur - 15.2.2007 - 13.4.2010

Court of Appeal Judge, Putrajaya - 14.4.2010

Judge of Federal court - 30.9.2013 - 26.7.2015

Attorney General - 27.7.2015 - present

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