Thursday, October 16, 2008

The New CJ

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 16 – Tan Sri Zaki Azmi will be elevated to the post of Chief Justice of the Federal Court in what will certainly be a controversial appointment because of his former ties with Umno.

Zaki was for many years the legal counsel for Umno and had also served on the party's Disciplinary Committee.

The Malaysian Insider understands that the Rulers Conference meeting in Kuala Terengganu has consented to the appointment.

Zaki replaces Tun Abdul Hamid Mohamed who retires tomorrow. His elevation comes just one year after his controversial appointment as a Federal Court judge.

Read more here and here (Sources: Malaysiakini & The Malaysian Insider). I have said my piece here. Anyway, congrats & good luck to the new CJ, and to all of us.

A request from the outgoing CJ to his successor & those within the judiciary,

Abdul Hamid said his final request would be that his successor, other judges and bodies within the judiciary “take good care” of the judiciary.

“It is the last bastion of Malaysian civil society,” he said Friday in his farewell speech at a Hari Raya open house at the Palace of Justice here

read it here.

(Updated: 12.55am-18/10/2008)

9 comments:

kluangman said...

Kepada Ketua Hakim baru yang dilantik eloklah buat kerja mengikut peruntukan dan undang2 yang sedia ada dengan amanah dan jujur.

Suara suara luar, tidak puas hati, tohmahan dan sebagainya tidak dapat dielakkan ketika orang politik bercakaran untuk mengekalkan, mendapat sokongan untuk terus berkuasa atau merampas kuasa.

Mereka seumpama anjing yang akan menyalak bila lapar, dan diam bila dah dapat dan menyalak lagi bila ada mangsa baru. kalau ikut perangai orang politik, sampai bila pun penjawat awam dan sebagainya tak boleh buat kerja.

Orang politik kerjanya membina dan memusnahkan.

Ismail N said...

surprise? no surprise la bro!
wait till ambiga & karpal bising2 tak lama lagi.

Lawyer Kampung said...

Mail, sebab tak surprise tu lah yang posting ni dgn posting sblm ni ditulis tu bro ;-) hahaha

Apapun kita harapkan semoga ianya sepertimana yang diharapkan oleh kluangman.

Kluangman, thanks for the comment bro :-)

mamasita said...

LK?Makcik ni tanya je.Chief Justice tu kerja dia macam mana nak oi?Kalau ngantuk besok je lah jawab yea?

Zubli Zainordin said...

Sarisffuddin,

This I read...

Abdullah forewarned - avoid valedictory judicial scandal with new Chief Justice Zaki Azmi
Friday, October 10th, 2008

http://blog.limkitsiang.com/category/judiciary/

I know you know a lot more...

Piggy Singh said...

Salam Tuan Lawyer,

It seems that they are reforming towards the same old tradition. I wonder if their clock is ticking backward.

Einstein has a theory, when the universe stops expanding, it starts to contract, and time-space is running backward.

Lawyer Kampung said...

Mamasita, thousand apologies for not responding on your earlier query.. haha. Lupa. Kerja dia macam hakim lain lah, dengar kes, buat decision, write judgment. Dialah chief. He heads the admin side of judiciary too. Lebih kurang macam tu lah. Nak tahu lagi boleh baca di www.kehakiman.gov.my. Dalam perlembagaan kita pun ada story pasal chief justice juga. Tengok dekat Part IX - The Judiciary ;-)

mamasita said...

Thank You LK..there should be a documentary on the duties of a CJ..to educate the public sikit kan?

A.John said...

If public perception is given weight, than Zaki would have turned down this appointment. i am more concerned with his antics, when he took on a second wife sometime ago, and how he ' cerai " her! Law abiding ? or should we say that was his private indiscretions and should not be taken into account.