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Tan Sri Syed Agil Bin Syed Hassan Barakbah

Translation by Syed Zulfilda S.M. Noor


Tan Sri Syed Agil bin Syed Hassan was born on 4th June 1923 in Alor Star, Kedah. He received his early education at the Al-Mashoor Islamic School, Penang and later at the Sultan Abdul Hamid College, Alor Star. In 1958, he furthered his studies at the Middle Temple, London and return to the country with a law degree.


  • Cadet Officer at the Kedah State Administration Office (1941)
  • Senior Assistant Food Inspector (1945-1946)
  • Assistant District Officer, Kota Star District and concurrently became Second Class Magistrate in Alor Star (1950)
  • Magistrate in Taiping (1951)
  • Magistrate in Sungai Petani (1954)
  • Acting President of Sessions Court in Kuala Lumpur (1958)
  • First Class Magistrate in Pulau Pinang
  • President of Sessions Court in Alor Star (1958)
  • President of Sessions Court in Johor Baharu (1960)
  • Director of Anti-Corruption Agency in Kuala Lumpur (1966)
  • High Court Judge and subsequently Federal Court Judge (1969-1988)

Involvements in Social and Professional Organisations

  • Chairman, Public Services Commission
  • Member, Board of Directors, Malaysia Institute of Understanding Islam
  • Chairman, Nona Roguy (herbal products)

In appreciation of his services and contributions, he was bestowed with several awards, which among them, include the Panglima Setia Mahkota (P.S.M.) which carries the title Tan Sri and the Dato' Paduka Mahkota Kedah (D.P.M.K.).

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