Sarawak rapped for not backing Malanjum for chief justice's post

Opposition leaders have said Richard Malanjum, as the most senior Federal Court judge, should have been promoted to the post of chief justice. – pic, August 1, 2017.

THE Sarawak government is under fire for not backing Chief Judge of Sabah and Sarawak Richard Malanjum for the top judicial post, following Chief Justice Md Raus Sharif’s controversial term extension.

Opposition leaders have, in recent weeks, voiced their support for Malanjum, the most senior among the current Federal Court judges, to take over from Raus, whose term was originally set to end on Thursday.

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