‘Ju­di­cial in­tegrity vi­tal’

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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

BERNAMAPIX

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.

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