Friday, June 16, 2023

Judges appointment -did PM Anwar follow the recommendation of the JAC or not?

Did Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim advice the King on the appointment and/or elevation of judges as per the recommendations of the Judicial Appointments Commission? Or did Anwar not follow it and made HIS OWN decision as to who should be made Judges? That really is the question PM Anwar must answer,,,

The Conference of Rulers today proposed the removal of the prime minister's power to appoint five representatives to the nine-member Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC), the body which proposes candidates to be made judges in the superior courts.- Malaysia Now, 30/11/2022

What is Prime Minister Anwar doing about  what the Conference of Malay Rulers recommended - remove the PM power to appoint members of the Judicial Appointments Commission(JAC)?

See also:

Amend Federal Constitution and Judicial Appointments Commission Act 2009 to remove Prime Minister’s role in appointment and elevation of judges in Malaysia. PM must disclose whether recent appointments is as per recommendation of the Judicial Appointments Commission or not. (MADPET)  

King presents instruments of appointment to 16 judges

The ceremony at Istana Negara was witnessed by Chief Justice Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat.
Bernama - 13 Jun 2023, 3:35pm

Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah presenting the instrument of appointment to Court of Appeal judge SM Komathy. (Bernama pic)

KUALA LUMPUR: The Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah, today presented instruments of appointment to 16 judges at Istana Negara here.

The Raja Permaisuri Agong, Tunku Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah, was present.

The ceremony began with the presentation of the instrument of appointment to Federal Court judges Abu Bakar Jais and Abdul Karim Abdul Jalil, followed by Court of Appeal judges Azmi Ariffin, Azhahari Kamal Ramli, SM Komathy and Choo Kah Sing.

Ten High Court judges also received their instruments of appointment – Nurulhuda Nur’aini Nor, Norliza Othman, Hasbullah Adam, Shamsulbahri Ibrahim, Roslan Mat Nor, Julia Ibrahim, Arief Emran Arifin, John Lee Ken How, Adlin Abdul Majid and Abazafree Abbas.
The new judges with Chief Justice Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat (centre, sitting) and other senior judges. ((Federal Court chief registrar’s office pic)

Chief Justice Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat, Court of Appeal president Abang Iskandar Abang Hashim, Chief Judge of Malaya Zabidin Diah and Chief Judge of Sabah and Sarawak Abdul Rahman Sebli witnessed the ceremony.

Also present was deputy law and institutional reform minister Ramkarpal Singh. - FMT, 13/6/2023

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