‘Judicial integrity vital’
SHAH ALAM: Sultan of Selangor Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah yesterday reminded court judges and judicial officers to always protect the integrity and independence of the judiciary.
He said respect for the judgments of the courts depended on public confidence in the integrity of the judges in making decisions without fear or favour.
Judges were thus required to make decisions in a professional manner based on the constitution and law, and without being influenced by outside parties, public opinion or fear of being criticised.
“Court judges can only side with the constitution and the law, and not with other parties.
“Indeed freedom, peace, progress and the rule of law can only be upheld and guaranteed if the people have full confidence in the independence and integrity of the judiciary.
“Carry out the tasks entrusted with sincerity, honesty, diligence and efficiency to hear and resolve the cases before you,” the sultan said when opening the new Klang Court building here.
Also present were Tengku Permaisuri Selangor Tengku Permaisuri Norashikin, Chief Justice Tun Arifin Zakaria, Attorney-General Tan Sri Apandi Ali and Selangor Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali.
The sultan commended the Malaysian judiciary for taking the approach of appointing judges from among lawyers with the qualifications, talent and integrity to hold the post. – Bernama
Arifin explains the contents of an old court register to Sultan Sharafuddin and Tengku Permaisuri Norashikin at an exhibition held in conjunction with the new court opening. Looking on is Mohamed Azmin.