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SPECIAL REPORT: '88 judiciary crisis revisited
Published:  Aug 15, 2008 7:50 AM
Updated: Aug 18, 2008 8:38 AM

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Two decades have passed since the 1988 judiciary crisis. But the effects still linger.

bar council judiciary dinner 170408 salleh abas interviewed The phrase 'judiciary crisis of 1988' is generally understood as relating to the suspension and sacking of Supreme Court judges including the then Lord President Salleh Abas.

The crisis in fact went beyond that to include a besieged constitution and the erosion of the important principle governing democracies - the separation of powers.

In a five-part special report, Malaysiakini revisits the events that led to the day the judges were removed and along with them, the confidence in the independence of the judiciary.

Part 1

Revisiting the '88 judiciary crisis

Part 2

'88 crisis: The Bar strikes back

Q&A: Changes have to come soon or else...

Part 3

'Dr M was law-illiterate like Musharraf'

Q&A: Concerted effort to run down judiciary

Q&A: Iron hand needed to clean the rot but...

Part 4

Of suffering and 'cangkul-ing' heads

Q&A: 'We were treated like criminals'

Q&A: 'Don't blame judges, they are scared'

Part 5

Judiciary: What lies ahead