Of ‘former prime minister’, judges and camps to boot

The shocking disclosure, although long overdue, by Sarawak High Court judge Ian Chin recently regarding executive interference is a damning condemnation of the previous administration, particularly former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad. Read here.

The revelations indicated the previous government’s tendency to ‘advise’ certain judges perceived to have independent thinking so that a case involving vested interests of the government of the day would be judged in favour of that government. Hence, the emergence of ‘boot camps’ aimed at ‘rehabilitating’ so-called recalcitrant judges.

This dark patch of the recent history of our judiciary once again reminds us of the urgency and pertinence of establishing a royal commission of inquiry to investigate and reform the judiciary.

 

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