INSTITUTIONAL AND POLITICAL REFORM 5-Year Plan for Pillar 2

Promise 19: Restore public trust in the judicial and legal institutions

May 9, 2018
In progress
May 2018

Council of Eminent Persons forms committee on institutional reforms

The Edge May 15, 2018

The Council of Eminent Persons said economics reform on its own cannot bring the desired change, unless accompanied by institutional reforms.

The committee members consist of: 1. Retired judge of Court of Appeal Datuk KC Vohrah; 2. Retired judge of the Court of Appeal and Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) Commissioner Datuk Mah Weng Kwai; 3. National Patriot Association President Brigadier General (Rtd) Datuk Mohamed Arshad Raji; 4. University Malaya Tunku Abdul Rahman Professor of Law Emeritus Professor Datuk Dr Shad Saleem Faruqi; and 5. Hakam President Datuk Ambiga Sreenevasan

May 2018

The power of the Prime Minister to influence the appointment of judges will be removed so that there can be no abuse of power.

May 09, 2018

May 2018

Membership of the Judicial Appointments Commission will be decided by a Parliamentary Select Committee.

May 09, 2018

May 2018

A new rule will be introduced so that judges must provide written judgments each time they announce their judgement. If necessary, the judge can issue a brief written judgement first, before the full version is released.

May 09, 2018