Dato' Ariff Yusoff's election as Dewan Rakyat's Speaker
July 16, 2018
We are pleased to announce that a member of our firm, Dato’ Mohamad Ariff bin Md Yusoff, has been elected as the 9th Speaker of the Dewan Rakyat, the lower house of the Parliament of Malaysia, on 16 July 2018.
Dato’ Ariff began his career in 1974 as a law lecturer and subsequently became an Associate Professor of the Law Faculty of the University of Malaya before venturing into legal practice as an advocate and solicitor in 1986. Dato’ Ariff was a co-founding partner of our constituent firm, Cheang & Ariff. From 1993 to 1995, he took leave from legal practice for 3 years to join the then newly formed Securities Commission of Malaysia and became the first Director of its Market Supervision Department.
In September 2008, Dato’ Ariff was appointed as a Judicial Commissioner of the High Court of Malaya and later a Judge of the High Court of Malaya in October 2009. In September 2012, he became a Judge of the Court of Appeal. He returned to practice as a Consultant after his retirement as a Court of Appeal Judge in early 2015.
The firm is moved to see him take leave of us once again, but proud that he does so to serve the nation. We congratulate Dato’ Ariff on his election as the 9th Speaker of the Dewan Rakyat, and wish Dato’ Ariff the very best in this undertaking.