High Court Judge Abdul Rauf resigns

Judge Abdul Rauf Ibrahim. (Photo/High Court)

Judge Abdul Rauf Ibrahim resigned from the High Court on Tuesday.

Announcing the resignation, the High Court thanked Rauf for his service to the court over the last 11 years.

His resignation comes after the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) asked for parliamentary approval to dismiss both him and Judge Abdulla Hameed.

JSC said an investigation found the judges violated 152 of the Constitution by accepting flats granted as a direct incentive from the government, without any involvement of the Parliament.

The commission said their actions were in violation of the constitution, and the code of conduct for judges.

The case also involves a third judge, Judge Ali Sameer, who resigned in April, before the issue was submitted to the Parliament.

Following a review, Parliament's Judiciary Committee found JSC failed to maintain procedural fairness in the case, and voted to send the case back to JSC to complete the procedures.

Rauf was appointed to the High Court on March 26, 2011.

He attained his law degree from the International Islamic University of Malaysia. He previously served as a member of the JSC, and is the High Court’s representative in the Council of Appeals of Judges.