Ex-AG wants ex-CJ to explain Raus' appointment as additional judge

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Former attorney-general Abu Talib Othman wants former chief justice Arifin Zakaria to explain the reason behind his proposal to appoint Chief Justice Md Raus Sharif and Court of Appeal President Zulkefli Ahmad Makinudin as additional judges.

"I think the former chief justice owes a duty to the public to explain the basis of him advising the Yang di-Pertuan Agong to appoint these two gentlemen as additional judges when they are still in service.

"Is it because the other judges are not competent or because of some reason which may or may not be relevant in the circumstances," said Abu Talib in an interview with Malaysiakini today...

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