Pakatan backs calls to curb PM’s power to appoint, promote judges

Asila Jalil

THE power of the prime minister to influence the appointment and promotion of judges is too strong and needs to be curbed to protect the independence of the judiciary, said Pakatan Harapan parties.

DAP said the matter should be included in its election manifesto.

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  • OMG the same old despot who crushed the judiciary to bits is trying to champion the independence of the courts!?

    Who can ever forget Hamid Omar, Eusoffe Chin etc?

    Why dont you guys resurrect the real Tun,
    Salleh Abas?

    Posted 3 years ago by Ju bur

    • ..... the old despot won't be with us for long and he had lost all his powers ..... it is the current despots we are more worried about ...... he is making our lives miserable .... including our children and grandchildren .....

      Posted 3 years ago by Malaysian First

    • Were you too young to experience the torture between 1981 and 2003?

      Today"s misery is only an extension of that.

      Damage done, this us irreversible. To save the country, you need a clean slate. Not by giving the old unrepentant despot and his offspring another go at another 22 years.

      Those who fought Mahathir and now sleeping wuth him, like LKS and AI, will be sodomee again.

      If they want ut again so badly, dont drag the people to the same bed.

      Posted 3 years ago by Ju bur

  • ..... include in your manifesto too ...... members of the Cabinet, state excos and top civil servants MUST publicly declare their assets and income tax returns otherwise they will not be appointed ..... or else PH will end up just as corrupted as BN now ...

    Posted 3 years ago by Malaysian First

    • What u get us the same bunch if ex Umno thrash. Wrap in a new name called Pakatan Bankrap.

      Do you for once think they can go clean, straight and narrow?
      We have had enough of that.

      Whatever happened to Bersih Cekap Amanah?

      It was actually non-existent.

      Posted 3 years ago by Ju bur