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Raus' appointment: Seven-member apex court will rule on Sept 24

  • Sep 18, 2018
A seven-member bench of the Federal Court will deliver on Sept 24 its decision on the controversial appointments of former chief justice Md Raus Sharif and then Court of Appeal president Zulkefli Ahmad Makinudin beyond the constitutional mandatory retirement age. Malaysian Bar lawyer Farez Jinnah and Mohd Haniff Khatri Abdulla, the lawyer for Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad who filed a similar challenge but was dismissed by the High Court, told this to reporters today. "We received a no
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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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