Lawyer: CJ's internal probe on 'judicial meddling' insufficient

Hafiz Yatim

Modified 2 Sep 2018, 3:00 am

Despite chief justice Richard Malanjum assuring that allegations of judicial interference cases will be probed internally, lawyer Mohd Haniff Khatri Abdulla believes a special taskforce and Royal Commission of Inquiry are also needed to fully uphold the integrity of the institution.

This is because, Haniff said, junior judges have told him of purported transgressions extending beyond the two high-profile cases – the unilateral conversion of M Indira Gandhi's children and the late parliamentarian Karpal Singh's sedition trial.

"However, they (junior judges) are afraid to come forward, as they fear it may affect their promotion. The issues plaguing the whole of the judiciary needs to be looked into...

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