Malaysian Bar says the withdrawal of one member of the special task force to probe the disappearance of Amri Che Mat and Raymond Koh and two new appointments are a step towards restoring public trust.
The open criticism of the appointment of Latheefa Koya as MACC head is proof that Ahmad, Ah Chong and Appu are no longer afraid of the PM – not even if that person is Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
The Judicial Appointments Commission is believed to have submitted the names of Rohana Yusuf and Azahar Mohamed for the post following the scheduled retirement of Zaharah Ibrahim next week.
We have seen more and more cases of such political patronage and co-option of NGO activists into state institutions.
Centre for a Better Tomorrow expresses concern over recent appointments of politicians to lead GLCs, saying only qualified professionals should head these firms and agencies.
The verdict comes days after parties to the action were invited to give their opinions on whether a judgment is necessary since the judges have resigned.
Govt lawyer Suzana Atan maintains the appointments of Raus Sharif and Zulkefli Ahmad Makinudin were constitutional.
The activist refutes Anwar Ibrahim’s remarks that he likes to 'fabricate stories'.
Let’s take a deep look at the judiciary and improve the system of judicial appointments so that the crème de la crème are appointed judges.
Gopal Sri Ram says the incoming chief justice must ensure a strong apex court and Court of Appeal bench by nominating judges who have demonstrated judicial independence.
That means the Treasury Committee could decide not to approve an appointment to any of the BOE’s policy boards if it felt insufficient effort had been made to find a more diverse candidate.
Although both will leave office on July 31, the judgment of the seven-member bench is not academic as parties have not withdrawn their actions, says Varghese George.
They say Mahathir need only comply with Article 122B (1) of the Federal Constitution.
Gopal Sri Ram says delayed departure will only lessen chances for others to serve as chief justice.
Retired judge Gopal Sri Ram says the four should resign as they owe their appointments to Najib Razak who is no longer the prime minister.
This is one of 10 proposals Gerak has made to the new education minister, including one to replace ‘kulitocracy’ with meritocracy.
Zainur Zakaria says it would be improper for Tommy Thomas to relook the position taken by his officers just because there has been a change in the federal government.
Baljit Sidhu says this can be done as the Federal Court has yet to deliver its ruling on the appointments of Raus Sharif and Zulkefli Ahmad Makinudin as additional judges.
The hearing has been vacated pending the outcome of a similar action brought by the Malaysian Bar and the Sarawak Advocates Association.
They say the legal fraternity and public expect a quick resolution to the question of the legality of the two top judges, especially in the wake of new political developments.
Justice Azizah Nawawi says there is no written law that PM Najib Razak has the duty to advise the king to revoke the appointments of the chief justice and Court of Appeal president.
Chief Justice and Court of Appeal president should at the least not share same bench as 7 judges deciding their fate, say lawyers.
Justice Hasan Lah leads the bench after Bar fails in bid to have retired judges hear the challenge against the appointments of Chief Justice Raus Sharif and Court of Appeal president Zulkefli Ahmad Makinudin.
Federal Court says it has no constitutional right to direct the chief judge of Malaya to use his discretion to advise the king to appoint retired judges to decide on the appointments of Raus Sharif and Zulkefli Ahmad Makinudin.
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