KUALA LUMPUR, July 28 – Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail’s that had been tenure as the Attorney-General was terminated with immediate effect started on Monday which had been announcing this Tuesday. Chief Secretary to the Government Tan Sri Dr Ali Hamsa had said that Gani Patail was replaced by former Federal Court judge Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali today.
Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail has contributed tremendously to the country as the AG. On behalf of the federal government, I wish my deepest appreciation and thanks for the service and hope he will always be blessed with good health,” he said.
According to Federal Court’s Chief Registrar Office Website, before he became a Federal Court Judge, Mohamed Apandi had previously served a term as a Court of Appeal judge, two terms as a High Court judge and had his own law firm of Apandi Ali & Co.
He was also a legal adviser to a Ministry, a deputy public prosecutor for Kelantan and Terengganu, the director of the Legal Aid Bureau in Kelantan and a magistrate in Kuala Terengganu. Mohamed Apandi, who read law in the United Kingdom, was born on Feb 11, 1950, in Kota Baru, Kelantan, and the father of seven is married to Puan Sri Faridah Begun K. A. Abdul Kader.
Gani Patail would continue to serve as the Judicial and Legal Service Officer until his mandatory retirement on Oct 6 this year, said Ali Hamsa in a statement. Ali Hamsa said the appointment of Mohamed Apandi was made in accordance with Article 145(1) of the Federal Constitution and had received the consent of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah upon the advice of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.