PM should have no role in appointment, promotion of judges, says G25


Melati A. Jalil

G25 says the current law does not oblige the prime minister to give a reason if he rejected judges nominated by the Judicial Appointments Commission. – EPA pic, December 9, 2017.

A GROUP of prominent retired Malay civil servants has called for a constitutional amendment to ensure the prime minister has no role in the appointment and promotion of judges. 

The group, which call itself G25, said under the current law, the prime minister was not obliged to give a reason if he rejected judges nominated by the Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC). 


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  • G25 has no ground to make any calls whatsoever. Some were top appointees of Mahathir who chose to close their eyes of the abuses. Today, it is WAY TOO LATE
    to correct anything. Damage done. Irreversible.

    Posted 3 years ago by Ju bur

    • Heh, be hopeful. Why so hopeless?

      Posted 3 years ago by Tanahair Ku

    • Whether its the Tun or MO1, abuses happened during their time in UMNO. Get rid of UMNO and one get rid of abuses .......... successive PMs from UMNO will repeatedly abuse their powers, I bet.

      Posted 3 years ago by Malaysian First

  • In Pakistan, which is a more conservative Muslim country than Malaysia, judges can SACK Prime Ministers for abuses ........ in Indonesia anti-corruption bodies and the courts can go after the ruling government representatives ........ Malaysia can or not? ........ why are Malaysians so stupid continually electing ruling parties abusing their powers???

    Posted 3 years ago by Malaysian First