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MACC gets 20 graft complaints involving judiciary in over 2 months

MACC chief Latheefa Koya says the reports it received involved lower court judges.

When judges fail to understand ordinary people

A good judge must understand the lives of ordinary people and have a deep cultural understanding of the various communities.

Lawyers urge JAC to appoint more Bar members as judges to...

Judicial history has proven that judges who come from the Bar leave an indelible mark as administrators or jurists, they say.

Judges with doubtful sources of assets will be referred to MACC,...

Chief Justice Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat warns that the judiciary will not compromise or protect any judges or judicial officers involved in wrongful activities.

Dr M’s lawyer wants to intervene in CJ’s bid to expunge...

Mohamed Haniff Khatri Abdulla says the affidavit needs to be preserved for deliberation before a royal commission of inquiry.

PSC shouldn’t scrutinise appointments of judges, says lawyer

A Srimurugan says this is done by the Judicial Appointments Commission as judges are not public servants.

Provide guidelines to judges for sentencing, urges lawyer

Long jail term will be illogical while whipping beyond 24 times is against the law, says A Srimurugan.

AG says he is ‘not involved’ in RCI on alleged judicial...

Tommy Thomas says issues related to the RCI should be addressed to the ministers concerned.

Make right decisions without fear or favour, AG tells judges

Tommy Thomas says this is the only way for the judiciary to recover its glory and guard its credibility.

Ex-judge tells what judicial oath does and doesn’t mean

Gopal Sri Ram says judges must do their best to protect and defend the constitution, and to dispense justice without considering racial, religious or political beliefs.

Remember your judicial oath, new CJ reminds probationary judges

Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat says judicial commissioners must perform their duties with independence, impartiality and efficiency.

AG: Lawyer insinuated judges were corrupt in his articles

Tommy Thomas says two articles written by Arun Kasi that appeared on the Aliran website were an attack on the judiciary.

Malaysia shouldn’t have joined International Criminal Court

The ICC should be seen more as part of the western human-rights industry than a real court and does not have Asia's welfare at heart.

Cops record statements from 3 judges over judicial misconduct allegation

IGP says police also recorded a statement from Federal Court chief registrar Latifah Mohd Tahar over an allegation of wrongdoing in the judiciary.

Pick credible judges for apex court, say legal eagles

Apex court judges must come with unquestionable integrity and race should not be a consideration, say lawyers commenting on the impending retirement of several judges this year.

US top court delays litmus test on abortion

A 57% majority of Americans back women's right to seek abortions, but the hot-button issue cuts deeply along political and religious lines.

Judicial commission to discuss appointment of top judges

Chief Justice Richard Malanjum refuses to devulge details citing the Official Secrets Act.

US judge says Obamacare can stand while appeal is heard

Opposition Democrats view Obamacare as a signature achievement of former president Barack Obama.

Lots to do for judiciary to regain past glory, say legal...

They say Malaysian rulings are no longer referred to by other Asean countries as some local judges don't even understand the subject matter of dispute.

Why are senior judges not elevated, asks Bar

Its vice-president Abdul Fareed Abdul Gafoor says this may invite an adverse perception of the judiciary as a whole.

CJ moots time limit for oral submissions to speed up appeals

Richard Malanjum says lawyers must get the attention of judges in the first five minutes and convince them with an oral submission.

Don’t be ‘yes men’, dissenting judgments ok, chief justice tells judges

Richard Malanjum says judges should have no qualms about making dissenting judgments as this has its benefits.

Parliament must stay out of judges’ appointments, says Bar

The Malaysian Bar says judicial appointments should ultimately rest with the Judicial Appointments Commission which reports directly to the Agong.

Kit Siang moots amnesty programme, with conditions for ‘kleptocrats’

DAP supremo says while those who turned Malaysia into 'global kleptocracy' must be brought to justice, an amnesty programme may be prudent in moving forward.