Bar's CJ challenge to be heard tomorrow by apex court

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The highly-anticipated challenge by the Malaysian Bar and the Advocates Association of Sarawak (AAS) against the controversial appointments of two top judges will be heard tomorrow at the Federal Court.

The judges are Chief Justice Md Raus Sharif and President of Court of Appeal Zulkefli Ahmad Makinudin, who were appointed as additional Federal Court judges beyond the mandatory constitutional retirement age of 66 years and six months.

This came after a three-member bench led by Justice Hasan Lah dismissed the Bar's application to have the Chief Judge of Malaya Justice Ahmad Ma'arop appoint an extended bench of nine to 11 retired senior judges to hear the application...