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Dato’ Noor Farida completed her legal studies at the Inns of Court in London.
She joined the Judicial and Legal Service in February 1971 where she served
in various capacities including magistrate, senior assistant registrar in the High
Courts of Kuala Lumpur and Penang, legal offcer with the Economic Planning
Unit of the Prime Minister’s Department, Director of the Legal Aid Bureau and
Sessions Court Judge.

Dato’ Noor, the Co-Agent of Malaysia for the Sipadan and Ligitan Case against
Indonesia before the International Court of Justice in the Hague, has had
a long and distinguished career spanning more than 40 years in the Public
Service before her retirement.

Dato’ Noor previously held a number of key positions, including Special Adviser
on the Maritime Issues to the Minister of Foreign Affairs Malaysia, an Alternate
Director at the Maritime Institute of Malaysia (MIMA), Director-General of the
Research, Treaties and International Law Department of the Ministry of Foreign
Affairs, Ambassador-At-Large for the High-Level Group on Follow-up to the
ASEAN Charter (HLEG), Director of the Women and Development Programme,
Human Resource and Development Group at the Commonwealth Secretariat
in London, headed the newly established Legal Division of the Ministry in 1993
and in 1996 was appointed the Under-Secretary of the newly formed Territorial
Dato’ noor fariDa Binti mohD ariffin and Maritime Division of the Foreign Ministry.
(Independent Non-Executive Director)
Malaysian, 67 years of age Between 2000 and 2007, she was the Ambassador of Malaysia to the Kingdom of
Barrister-at-Law (Gray’s Inn), United Kingdom the Netherlands and was also concurrently appointed the Malaysian Co-Agent
to the International Court of Justice for the Pulau Ligitan and Pulau Sipadan
Case against Indonesia, and was the Malaysian Permanent Representative to
the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (“OPCW”) which
is based in the Hague. She was subsequently elected to the Chair of the 8
th
Conference of States Parties of the Chemical Weapons Convention in October
2003. Prior to this at the First Review Conference of the above Convention
(April/May 2003), she was elected to chair the Drafting Group on the Political
Declaration.

Dato’ Noor was again appointed the Malaysian Co-Agent by the Government
when Malaysia and Singapore agreed to submit the Pulau Batu Puteh dispute
to the International Court of Justice. She was appointed as Director of S P Setia
Berhad on 18 June 2009.

She does not have any family relationship with any Director and/or major
shareholder, nor any confict of interest with the Company. She has no
convictions for any offences over the past 10 years.
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