Thursday, October 16, 2008

18th October 2008: Another date with destiny for Malaysia

Come 17th October, the present Head of the Judiciary's tenure comes to its end. There is much concern both inside & outside the legal fraternity on whom will be the next to take office as the Chief Justice of Malaysia.

It is very important that the Judiciary remains to be seen as an independent branch of the government. Judiciary which is perceived to be under the influence of the executives will only invites unnecessary scandals and crises. It is therefore imperative that the judiciary must be seen free from direct alliance with any political parties.

Factors in determining the appointment must be those within the acceptable norms. Take example the seniority factor. True that seniority in terms of position currently held is one criterion but seniority in terms of years on the bench must also be taken into account together with competence, ability, judicial temperament and such.

The 18th October appointment will be another litmus test for the government and will act as an indicator whether we are in fact heading towards reforms.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

It will be that zaki fler for sure

mamasita said...

Hai LK..Chief Justice ni kerja dia buat apa ye?Not that I nak apply for the job!Just nak tahu sikit pengetahuan.hehe

Zubli Zainordin said...

I remember an alert send through his blog, Lim Kit Siang. He mentioned a name.

I shall recall soon.

Sarisffu...no, Zubl..no.

No, some else...

Ketok Ketampi said...

The bet is on you know who. I hope the Majlis Raja-Raja will do something to prevent that. God save Malaysia!

Lawyer Kampung said...

mamasita, the position is no more vacant. :-)

Zubli, ;-) Zubli CJ, sedap bunyinya tu..

mamasita CJ pun..haha

ketok-ketampi, thanks for the comment.

ketam said...

Jikalau LIM KIT Siang mempertikaikan PERKENAN RAJA-RAJA MELAYU dalam perlantikan KEtua Hakim Negara bolehkah kita kata LIM KIT SIANG mempertikaikan KEDAULATAN DAN HAK RAJA-RAJA MELAYU TERUTAMANYA YG DI PERTUAN AGONG?

ketam said...

Nampaknya Komen LIM KIT SIANG menunjukkan satu lagi langkah DAP untuk menhapuskan KUASA YANG DI PERTUAN AGONG dan MAJLIS RAJA-RAJA MELAYU..

Lawyer Kampung said...

Ketam, motifnya politik, pasti dia akan berkokok. Terimakasih untuk komen saudara.