PUTRAJAYA, 1 Sept — Lawyer Datuk Ahmad Terrirudin Mohd Salleh has been appointed as the new Attorney General with effect from Sept 6, said Chief Secretary to the Government Tan Sri Mohd Zuki Ali.

He replaces Tan Sri Idrus Harun, whose contract ends on Sept 5.

Idrus, the former Federal Court judge, was appointed Attorney General on March 6, 2020.

In a statement today, Mohd Zuki said Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah had consented to Terrirudin’s appointment in accordance with Clause (1) of Article 145 of the Federal Constitution.

Mohd Zuki also expressed his appreciation to Idrus for his service to the country as Attorney General.

Born in Alor Setar, Kedah, on April 12, 1968, Ahmad Terrirudin was the Chief Registrar of the Federal Court before being appointed as Solicitor-General on March 25, 2022.

He is married to Datin Zarina Idris, and they are blessed with four children.

Ahmad Terrirudin, who graduated from Universiti Malaya with a Bachelor of Laws (LLB Hon) in 1992, served as Kedah State Legal Advisor in 2019 and was the Deputy Head of Civil Division III, Civil Division, Attorney General’s Chamber in 2017.

He also served as Chairman of the Kuala Lumpur and Penang Industrial Courts in 2008 and 2007, respectively.

Ahmad Terrirudin, who began his career as a legal (judicial) officer at the Kuala Lumpur High Court, was also appointed as a Kuala Lumpur Sessions Court judge in 2007.

Prior to that, he served as a special officer to Chief Justice Tun Ahmad Fairuz Sheikh Abdul Halim in 2003.


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