Decent thinking Malaysians were justifiably shocked that a former judge of the Court of Appeals, Mohd Noor Abdullah, could have expressed views that are so abhorrently out of character for a judge.
The Court must fulfil its responsibility to right an injustice, no matter how difficult or divisive the issues are, asserts Ragunath Kesavan.
Bersih 2.0 welcomes the decision of High Court (Appellate and Special Powers Division) judge Rohana Yusof this morning to quash the earlier order by the Home Minister who declared Bersih 2.0 as an illegal organisation on 1 July 2011.
A former chief justice’s observation that the courts have become subservient to politicians in the executive because of Mahathir sparked an exchange in the media over what really happened, reports the Malaysian Insider in a series of reports.
To say that our judiciary is truly independent is something that does not make sense especially after witnessing the crisis and the complacency of the institution over the years, observes Ronald Benjamin.
To honour the memory of the late former Bar Council president Raja Aziz Addruse, we reproduce his full press statement on behalf of the Bar Council reacting to the report of the tribunal which sacked two Supreme Court judges and reinstated three others.
Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) have been introduced in courts to improve efficiency. But the preoccupation with the speedy disposal of cases may come at the expense of justice, warns the Penang Bar Committee.
Why have conditions been laid down in the case of the two Malaysian women judges? Is it not sheer male prejudice against women, wonders Asghar Ali Engineer.
Sadly, Chief Justice Zaki Azmi continues to sit silently in his very secure and staid chamber in the Palace of Justice (which he once was parachuted into) as the judiciary slides further down the slippery slope, laments Martin Jalleh.
There has been no shortage of court jesters in the all-year-round judicial circus, observes Martin Jalleh.