KUALA LUMPUR — Sept. 21, 2018: Lawyer Azhar Azizan @ Harun has been appointed the new Election Commission chairman, taking over from Tan Sri Mohd. Hashim Abdullah whose term ended on July 1.
Azhar, 56, did his first law degree at the University of Malaya and then a Master of Laws at King’s College, University of London. The blogger who is popularly known as Art Harun is an advocate and solicitor with Messrs Azhar & Goh and has expertise in electoral laws.
He started his career in 1987 at Allen & Gledhill and from 1992 was with Messrs KH Koh, Azhar & Koh.
Chief Secretary to the Government Datuk Seri Dr. Ismail Bakar, in announcing Azhar’s appointment today, said he had also served at several other legal firms. — Bernama