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Not PM's duty to advise Agong to revoke CJ's appointment

Alyaa Alhadjri
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The High Court in Kuala Lumpur today ruled that Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak has no statutory duty to advise the Yang di-Pertuan Agong to revoke the appointments of Chief Justice Md Raus Sharif and Court of Appeal president Zulkefli Ahmad Makinudin as additional judges.

Justice Azizah Nawawi delivered the decision on an application filed by former premier Dr Mahathir Mohamad to seek an order of mandamus to compel Najib to advise the Agong, on grounds that they were appointed past the retirement age of 66 years and six months.

Mahathir's lawyer Haniff Khatri Abdulla said the court agreed that the law allows a judicial review application to be made for a mandamus order to direct a public officer to do a certain task...

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