As part of the winding-down session of the three-day 14th Malaysian Law Conference, several former judges and lawyers yesterday spoke on 'What the Constitution Mean to Me'. The following are extracts of what they said.
VC George (ex-judge, ex-Bar Council chairperson)
( De facto law minister) Mohd Nazri Abdul Aziz is on record for saying that for any changes we make in respect of the appointment and promotion of judges to the superior courts, the move for such change has to come from the judges.
He seems to think that is the constitutional requirement. He (makes it) appear that is the constitutional position - that any move by the executive or parliament to make any changes in respect of the appointment and promotion of judges will run foul of the doctrine of powers!