Top judges in Malaysia quit amid cleanse ef­forts

The Phnom Penh Post - - WORLD -

MALAYSIA’S top two judges are re­sign­ing, court of­fi­cials said Wed­nes­day, the lat­est se­nior pub­lic ser­vants to leave their posts since the former gov­ern­ment lost power. Chief Jus­tice Raus Sharif and ap­peals court pres­i­dent Zulke­fli Ah­mad Mak­in­udin are to step down on July 31, a ju­di­ciary state­ment said. They are the lat­est se­nior of­fi­cials to quit, or be forced from, their jobs since Prime Min­is­ter Ma­hathir Mo­hamad won a shock elec­tion vic­tory last month on a pledge to clean up a gov­ern­ment be­set by scan­dal and other abuses. The at­tor­ney­gen­eral and cen­tral bank gov­er­nor have left their jobs af­ter al­le­ga­tions re­lated to a scan­dal sur­round­ing sov­er­eign wealth fund 1MDB.

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