KUALA LUMPUR (Dec 10): Former chief justice Tan Sri Richard Malanjum has been made the independent and non-executive chairman of Berjaya Land Bhd (BLand), effective yesterday.
In a bourse filing, BLand said the 67-year-old was appointed to the group’s board, following the retirement of Tan Sri Razman Md Hashim Che Din Md Hashim, 80. Razman has served as the group’s chairman since Sept 3, 2007.
Malanjum, who was Chief Justice of Malaysia — the highest judicial officer in Malaysia from July 2018 to April 13, 2019 — was before that the Chief Judge of the High Court of Sabah and Sarawak cum Chief Justice of the Federal Court of Malaysia.
“Currently, he is practising as a Legal Consultant in a legal firm,” BLand said.
Malanjum is also taking over from Razman as the chairman of BLand’s remuneration and nomination committees, and as a member of the group’s audit and risk committees.
Shares of BLand closed 2.70% or half as sen higher at 19 sen yester, giving it a market capitalisation of RM950.06 million. The counter saw 781,900 shares traded.