Datin Paduka Zaitoon Dato’ Othman
Datin Paduka Zaitoon Dato’ Othman, a Malaysian, was appointed to the Governing Council of Yayasan Sime Darby on 16 October 2008.

Datin Paduka Zaitoon is a Barrister-At-Law (Lincoln’s Inn, London) and an Advocate & Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya. She has been practising law under her own legal firm for more than 30 years.

She has been on the board of various companies including Sime Darby Berhad and has served as a member of several Councils.
Skills & Experience:
  • Member of the Presidential Council of the Muslim Lawyers Association Malaysia, where she served as President for 15 years
  • Vice President of the Protect and Save the Children Association of Selangor and Kuala Lumpur (P.S. The Children)
  • Former Board of Director of Sime Darby Berhad
  • Former Member of the Board of the Institute of Legal and Judicial Training, where she was a Member for 20 years
  • Former President of Persatuan Perwarisan and is currently the Advisor of the Association
  • Former Chairman of Panel on Women’s Affairs and Alliance Foundation Malaysia
  • Former Commissioner of the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (SUHAKAM) between April 2006 and April 2010
  • Former Member of the Disciplinary Board of the Malaysian Legal Profession
  • Represented the Muslim Lawyers Association in Gagasan Badan Ekonomi Melayu
  • First female Deputy Public Prosecutor in Malaysia
  • Previously served as a Magistrate, Judge of the Sessions Court and the Departmental Solicitor in the Public Trustee’s Office
  • Held positions as Senior Assistant Registrar and Deputy Registrar of the High Court of Malaya, Federal Counsel (Civil Division) at the Attorney-General’s Chambers and the Deputy Director of the Legal Aid Bureau
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Last Updated:
18 Feb 2021
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