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'Raus' CJ tenure extension shows Sabah, S'wak, not Malaya's equal partners'

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The extension of Chief Justice Md Raus bin Sharif's tenure is not only unconstitutional but shows that Sabah and Sarawak are not equal partners with Malaya in the Federation of Malaysia, elected opposition representatives said.

This is because there has never been a judge from Sabah or Sarawak appointed to the highest judicial post in the country, they said in a joint statement following a roundtable discussion on the matter called by DAP MPs Chong Chieng Jen (Bandar Kuching) and Wong Tien Fatt (Sandakan).

Md Raus' tenure extension bars Chief Judge of the High Court of Sabah and Sarawak, Richard Malanjum, from being appointed the chief justice, they said...

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