Judge Augustine Paul dies

(The Malaysian Insider) – Federal Court judge Datuk Seri S. Augustine Paul, who shot to prominence for presiding over Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s 1998 corruption case, has died today of an undisclosed ailment. He was 64.

It is not known what caused his death but he had been bed-ridden for some time. It is understood the funeral will be held tomorrow.

Paul was first appointed as a judicial commissioner on Sep 1, 1996 before he was elevated to the High Court on May 15, 1998.

He presided over Anwar’s sodomy and corruption trials where his remark “irrelevant, irrelevant” was the most quotable quote from the proceedings.

He was made a Courts of Appeal judge on Aug 1, 2003, and later joined the Federal Court bench on June 17, 2005.

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