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Malaysian Judicial Appointment Process: An Overview of the Reform

Shuaib, Farid Sufian (2011) Malaysian Judicial Appointment Process: An Overview of the Reform. Journal of Applied Sciences Research, 7 (SI/13). pp. 2273-2278. ISSN 1819-544X

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The Federal Constitution of Malaysia provides for an executive centric mechanism in judicial appointment where the Prime Minister has the final say. To make matter worse for this executive dominance, a commission of enquiry found that parties that should not have a say in judicial appointment managed to drown the Chief Justice’s voice in proposing names of candidates to the Prime Minister. The finding of this commission compelled the government to form a Judicial Appointment Commission in improving the independence,integrity and accountability of the judiciary. This article seeks to examine the impetus of this reform and to explore the suitability of the principles adopted in the working of the Commission to achieve the stated objectives.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 1859/15427
Uncontrolled Keywords: Judges appointment, judiciary, Federal Constitution, Malaysia
Subjects: J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
K Law > K Law (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws > Department of Civil Law
Depositing User: Prof. Dr. Farid Sufian Shuaib
Date Deposited: 26 Jan 2012 14:20
Last Modified: 14 May 2012 12:57
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/15427

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