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Malaysian Bar calls on new CJ to bolster independent judiciary

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The Malaysian Bar has called on newly appointed Chief Justice Richard Malanjum to bolster the independence of the judiciary and to implement much-needed judicial reforms during his tenure.

In welcoming the recent appointment of Justice Malanjum, as well as Justices Ahmad Maarop and David Wong Dak Wah as Court of Appeal president and Chief Judge of Sabah and Sarawak respectively, Bar president George Varughese said it was important to protect the country's judicial system from undue pressure and "unconstitutional appointments"...

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