Zaki was for many years the legal counsel for Umno and had also served on the party's Disciplinary Committee.
The Malaysian Insider understands that the Rulers Conference meeting in Kuala Terengganu has consented to the appointment.
Zaki replaces Tun Abdul Hamid Mohamed who retires tomorrow. His elevation comes just one year after his controversial appointment as a Federal Court judge.
A request from the outgoing CJ to his successor & those within the judiciary,
Abdul Hamid said his final request would be that his successor, other judges and bodies within the judiciary “take good care” of the judiciary.
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