Raus' extension sets precedent for other judges, future CJs, says ex-Bar chief

Bede Hong

The way Chief Justice Raus Sharif's tenure was extended would set a precedent of encroaching on the function of future chief justices, says former Malaysian Bar president Christopher Leong. – EPA pic, August 8, 2017.

THE manner in which Chief Justice Raus Sharif’s term was extended could be replicated to appoint additional judges as well as successive chief justices, said former Malaysian Bar president Christopher Leong.

Leong said Raus’ appointment had set a precedence where former chief justices may also render advice to the Yang di-Pertuan Agong for such appointments, which would usurp and encroach upon the constitutional function of future chief justices.

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