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No more controversial CJ appointments, says new law minister

Hafiz Yatim & Kow Gah Chie  |  Published:  |  Modified:

INTERVIEW | The ministers recently sworn into Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad's cabinet have barely had any time to settle in, finding that they have to hit the ground running so as to keep up with the Pakatan Harapan government's promises for reforms.

For newly minted de facto law minister VK Liew, among his first tasks will be to ensure the appointments of chief justices and other top judges are all above board and carried out in accordance with the provisions within the Federal Constitution.

In an exclusive interview, the minister in the Prime Minister's Department told Malaysiakini that he did not wish to see a repeat of the controversial retention of Chief Justice Md Raus Sharif and his number two Justice Zulkefli Ahmad Makinudin beyond the constitutionally mandated retirement age...

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