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Arrogance Revisited

Recently, the Bar Council quietly delivered its “Discussion Paper on the Need to Separate the Posts of the Attorney General and the Public Prosecutor” to the Government. This was off the back of public discussions on the position of the AG, and a passionate write-up by Mohamad Ramli Abdul Manan, a former senior ACA officer […]

Appointing and Promoting Judges on Merit

In the New Sunday Times on 21 December 2008, it was reported that our Chief Justice was thinking of determining the seniority of judges based on merit instead of time served on the bench. “Merit” would also be a relevant factor for the Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC) to consider in the appointment and promotion of […]

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The Judicial Appointment Commission – A Deformed Reform

I have said it a million times before and I will say it again. Abdullah Ahmad Badawi just loves establishing committees and commissions just as he loves leaving, and probably living, in a jet plane! At a whiff of an issue or matter which has the minutest semblance of a complication, no matter how simple […]

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