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Date : 24 February 2010

Change in Boardroom


Date of change

Type of changeAppointment
DesignationNon-Executive Director
DirectorateIndependent & Non Executive
NameTan Sri Dato' Bentara Istana Nik Hashim bin Nik Ab. Rahman
Qualifications1. 1948-1954: Sekolah Melayu Ab. Hadi Banggol, Kota Bharu, Kelantan
2. 1955-1958: Islah English School Kota Bharu, Kelantan
3. 1959-1962: Sultan Ismail College Kota Bharu, Kelantan
4. 1968-1970: Barrister-At-Law, Inner Temple, London
Working experience and occupation Tan Sri Dato’ Bentara Istana Nik Hashim bin Nik Ab. Rahman started his career in 1963 as a Clerical Officer with the Land Office & General Hospital Kota Bharu, Kelantan. The following year, he was appointed as a police inspector until 1968, when he left on a scholarship to read law. He was admitted as a Barrister-at-Law of the Inner Temple, London and upon his return, joined the Judicial and Legal Service (JLS).

Tan Sri Dato’ Bentara Istana Nik Hashim has held various posts in the JLS since 1970: a magistrate in Klang and Kuala Terengganu; President of the Sessions Court in Temerloh and Muar; Deputy Director of the Legal Aid Bureau; Senior Federal Counsel of the Ministry of Housing and Local Government; Judge Advocate, Ministry of Defence; Deputy Public Prosecutor, Sarawak; State Legal Advisor, Terengganu; Senior Federal Counsel (Special Unit) in the Attorney General’s Chambers; Deputy Parliamentary Draftsman; Public Trustee and Official Administrator; the first and founding Director General of the Judicial and Legal Training Institute (ILKAP) and Chairman of the Advisory Board in the Prime Minister’s Department, Taiping Perak before he was retired on national interest to be appointed to the Malaysian Judiciary.

On 1st October 1995, Tan Sri Dato’ Bentara Istana Nik Hashim was appointed as a Judicial Commissioner of the High Court Malaya and was posted to Kota Bharu and later to Kuala Lumpur. Two years later, he was confirmed as a Judge of the High Court. On 1st August 2003 he was promoted to the Court of Appeal and subsequently on 17th June 2005 he was made a Judge of the Federal Court until he retired on 1st July 2009 on reaching the age of 66 years and 6 months.

Tan Sri Dato’ Bentara Istana Nik Hashim was a member of the Royal Police Force Commission from 12th March 2004 until 11th March 2008. He has been a member of the Syariah Appeal Court, Kelantan since April 1998 and an Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Law and International Relations of the University of Darul Iman Malaysia from 1st February 2009 until 31st January 2010.

Tan Sri Dato’ Bentara Istana Nik Hashim bin Nik Ab. Rahman is a keen golfer and a horseman
Directorship of public companies (if any)1. Inch Kenneth Kajang Rubber Public Limited Company
2. Olympia Industries Berhad
Family relationship with any director and/or major shareholder of the listed issuerNil
Any conflict of interests that he/she has with the listed issuerNil
Details of any interest in the securities of the listed issuer or its subsidiariesNil

Announcement Info

Stock Name BASWELL    
Date Announced24 Feb 2010  
CategoryChange in Boardroom
Reference NoCS-100224-28E83


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