Thursday, April 10, 2008


Raja Nazrin: Time for judicial reform

'THE time is right to review the way judicial appointments and promotions are made... The present climate provides an excellent opportunity to press on with the needed changes and the first step must be to ensure that power is once again vested in the judiciary... The judiciary must be restored to the position it had in the Constitution, from the time of Merdeka until 20 years ago. Unless that is done, the doctrine of separation of powers, which underscores Malaysian democracy, will remain effectively muted... The recent general election ushered in a host of changes and new political realities. It sent a clear message that we cannot continue on a course of ‘business-as-usual’... MALAYSIA NEEDS A JUDICIAL RENAISSANCE...’ -- MORE

PM to reveal measures on judicial reform: PUTRAJAYA (April 10, 2008): Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi will announce the steps being taken by the government towards judicial reforms "sooner than most people think", Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Zaid Ibrahim said today. He told a press conference Abdullah is committed to the reforms and there is no need to doubt or question his commitment on the matter. -- MORE

No Need For Govt To Apologise To Salleh Abas, Says Abdullah: PUTRAJAYA, April 10 (Bernama) -- The government need not apologise to former Lord President Tun Salleh Abas, but will look at ways to make up to him, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi. "Actually, what is important is for us to have a way to make amends for him," he told reporters after chairing a meeting of the National Council of Islamic Religious Affairs here Thursday. The Prime Minister said this when asked about the government's stand on the suggestion by Minister in the Prime Minister's Department senator Datuk Mohd Zaid Ibrahim that the government apologise to him and two other judges over their sacking during the judiciary crisis of 1988. -- MORE

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