Raus Sharif appointment worse than Salleh Abas sacking, says Nurul Izzah

PKR vice-president Nurul Izzah Anwar says Prime Minister Najib Razak is trying to further 'emasculate the judiciary'. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, August 5, 2017.

PKR vice-president Nurul Izzah Anwar yesterday night called Chief Justice Raus Sharif’s term extension and appointment “worse” than the sacking of the Lord President of the Supreme Court, Salleh Abas, in 1988 by then prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

The sacking triggered the 1988 constitutional crisis and many Malaysians saw the removal of Salleh and two other Supreme Court judges as the end of judicial independence in Malaysia.

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