Putrajaya inching towards RCI into judicial interference

Noel Achariam Ragananthini Vethasalam

The government has to accede to the wishes of the public, says Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad (centre), at his Hari Raya open house in Seri Perdana, Putrajaya, today. – The Malaysian Insight pic by Afif Abd Halim, June 5, 2019.

PUTRAJAYA will have to accede to the wishes of the public on setting up a royal commission of inquiry (RCI) to investigate allegations of judicial interference, said Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad. 

“What is important is that the people want it, “ he said, at the prime minister’s Hari Raya open house in Seri Perdana, Putrajaya, today.

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  • Well said Tun. There are insidious elements within and without the judiciary, the AGC and even the Bar who would want to prevent this RCI because of self-preservation and vested interests. Public confidence in the judiciary and the legal profession cannot be restored by resorting to contempt powers and internal inquiries. Only an independent, impartial and objective public inquiry in the form of an RCI can investigate and make findings and recommendations to the government on the judiciary. Judges and lawyers who are corrupt or have compromised on their integrity deserve to be exposed and punished for their wrongdoings. Nobody is above the law.

    Posted 4 years ago by Gerard Lourdesamy