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Raus staying on as CJ hurts judiciary, says ex-MP

  • Jun 23, 2018
Chief Justice Raus Sharif (right) and appeal court president Zulkefli Ahmad have resigned and will step down on July 31.N Surendran claims that ‘dismal’ human rights record of Raus Sharif as Chief Justice hinders Pakatan Harapan pledges to restore the judiciary's standing.PETALING JAYA: Chief Justice Raus Sharif has been urged by a former MP to leave immediately and not wait to serve out his notice because his continued presence in office and his “dismal record on human rights” would obs
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Raus: One of the shortest-serving CJs, with a controversial tenure

  • Jun 13, 2018
Md Raus Sharif is set to become among the shortest-serving chief justices in Malaysian history but his brief tenure has been a controversial one as well. Rising to the top post on April 4, 2017, Raus was already near the mandatory retirement age of 66 years and six months. This would have only seen him in the position for 122 days, making him the shortest serving chief justice. However, the previous BN government, in a controversial manoeuvre, sought to extend Md Raus' tenure beyond the
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