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Tag: Judicial Appointments Commission

Announce next chief judge of Malaya without delay, Putrajaya urged

The CJM's position has been vacant for two months following the retirement of Zaharah Ibrahim on May 16.

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.

PM’s right to replace JAC members, says lawyer

Syed Iskandar Syed Jaafar Al Mahdzar says the JAC Act empowers the prime minister to revoke the membership of any eminent member before their term expires.

Ex-judge Hishamudin Yunus appointed to JAC

His appointment to the Judicial Appointments Commission took effect on Sept 4.

Revamp Judicial Appointments Commission next, says lawyers group

Lawyers for Liberty says the resignations of Raus Sharif and Zulkefli Makinudin signal better times for the judiciary, but it is also important to reform the membership of the JAC.

Zaki’s argument on judicial extension clouds issue, says Kit Siang

Former chief justice Zaki Azmi had argued that JAC is an extra-constitutional body and cannot replace provisions of the Federal Constitution.

Ex-judge: Malanjum can assume top post only if CJ declines

The Judicial Appointments Commission can then propose to the Conference of Rulers to appoint Richard Malanjum to the top judicial post, says Gopal Sri Ram.

Ex-CJ Arifin appointed one of 4 eminent persons to JAC

Prime Minister Najib Razak also appoints Federal Court judge Azahar Mohamed to the Judicial Appointments Commission.

Should PM recuse himself from appointing Judicial Appointment Commission members?

Ex-judge and a lawyer concur that Najib Razak should delegate his authority to a minister while another counsel feels the PM can do the appointments even though he is involved in several cases before the courts.