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Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Commission for the appointment of judges and ethical codes

DAP National Deputy Chairman and MP for Kepong Dr Tan Seng Giaw repeats his call for a Royal Commission to investigate all the weaknesses of the judiciary in the country.

On 21 May, 2008, Dr Tan asked a supplementary question on the original question of Chief Justice of Malaya, Chief Justice of Borneo and Chief Justice of Malaysia and the plan to merge the judiciary in Borneo and Malaya as posed by His Honurable (HH) Sepanggar (Datuk Eric Enchin Majimbun).

H H Senator Datuk Mohd. Zaid Ibrahim, Minister in the Prime MInister's Department says that in this country there is only one system for the judiciary and the question of merger of Borneo ( Sabah and Sarawak) and Malaya ( Peninsula) judiciary does not arise. The Commission to appoint judges under Article 123 Federal Constitution will be set up with definite criteria to ensure that only the most suitable candidate is appointed a judge. The present Chief Justice of Malaysia will retire at the end of the year.

Zaid feels that there is no need to have a Royal Commission to review all the weaknesses of the judiciary. The Royal Commission on the Lingam Tape has revealed many weaknesses in the field. What is being introduced is the ethical codes.

We hope that the Commission to Appoint Judges and the Ethical Codes will solve all the weaknesses of the judiciary, including the backlog of cases in the courts and the perception of the public on the lack of transparency in the appointment of judges. Zaid has formed a committee to handle the backlog of court cases.

Dr Tan Seng Giaw

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