BIODATA
 
 

H.E. TAN SRI AZHAR AZIZAN HARUN

SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES 
PARLIAMENT OF MALAYSIA
 
Name:        H.E. Tan Sri Azhar Azizan Harun
Place of Birth:        Ayer Hitam, Kedah 
Educational Background:
  • University of Malaya LL.B (Hons), 1986. 
  • King's College, University of London LL.M, 1990.  
Professional Experience:
  • Chairman, Election Commission of Malaysia (2018-2020) 
  • Azhar & Goh (2017) 
  • Lamin & Co (2017) 
  • Hisham Sobri & Kadir (2013-2017)
  • Cheang & Ariff (2005-2013) 
  • Shafee & Co. (2003-2005) 
  • Hisham Sobri & Kadir (2002-2003) 
  • Azhar & Goh (1997-2001) 
  • TH Su & Partners (1996-1997)
  • Khaw & Hussein (1994-1996) 
  • K.H. Koh, Azhar & Koh (1992-1994)
  • Allen & Gledhill (1987-1992) 
Areas of Specialisation and Interest:
  • Shareholder Disputes; Boardroom Tussle; Oppression of Minorities
  • Corporate Insolvency; Debt Restructuring and Schemes of Arrangement 
  • Election Laws 
  • Public Interest cases including Constitutional law and Human Rights 
Recent Papers Delivered:
  • Contributing writer to "The Silent Roar: A Decade of Change" by Raja Petra Kamarudin 
  • Contributing writer to "Perak: A State of Crisis" edited by Audrey Quay 
  • Contributing writer to "Law, Principles and Practice in the Dewan Rakyat (House of Representatives) of Malaysia" by Tan Sri Dato' Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof, Datuk Roosme Hamzah and Emeritus Professor Datuk Dr. Shad Saleem Faruqi 
Award:
  • Panglima Jasa Negara (Commander of the Order of Meritorious Service) P.J.N
  • Panglima Setia Mahkota (Commander of the Order of Loyalty to the Crown of Malaysia) P.S.M