Arifin should explain why he chose Raus as chief justice, says former A-G

Bede Hong

 Former attorney-general Abu Talib Othman says Arifin Zakaria should publicly explain why he chose Raus Sharif as his successor. – The Malaysian Insight pic by Najjua Zulkefli, August 11, 2017.

FORMER chief justice Arifin Zakaria’s decision to name Raus Sharif as his successor should be put under intense public scrutiny because it has set the stage for the biggest judicial crisis in 30 years, former attorney-general Abu Talib Othman said.

Abu Talib said Arifin had to explain why he nominated Raus, especially now that the latter had passed the mandatory retirement age of 66 years and six months.

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