PH Sarawak wants Malan­jum to be next CJ

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MIRI: Pakatan Hara­pan ( PH) Sarawak sup­ports its Saba­han coun­ter­parts in calling for Tan Sri Richard Malan­jum to be ap­pointed as Chief Jus­tice.

PH Sarawak sec­re­tary Alan Ling said Malan­jum, as the most se­nior Fed­eral Court judge, is most qual­i­fied to take on the po­si­tion.

“He is the one who in­tro­duced e-fil­ing and video con­fer­enc­ing for Sabah and Sarawak, which are now be­ing im­ple­mented there,” Ling said dur­ing the North­ern Sarawak Jour­nal­ists As­so­ci­a­tion’s ( NSJA) cour­tesy call on him and Pu­jut assem­bly­man Dr Ting Tiong Choon yes­ter­day.

Ac­cord­ing to Ling, the cur­rent Chief Judge of Sabah and Sarawak has shown great lead­er­ship and in­no­va­tion in im­prov­ing the ju­di­ciary.

He said Malan­jum has also fought hard to pre­serve and up­grade the role and sta­tus of the Na­tive Court sys­tem in Sabah and Sarawak, as well as re­vived the tra­di­tion of the an­nual open­ing of the le­gal year.

“PH Sarawak is con­fi­dent that if he is given the chance, he will change the land­scape of our ju­di­ciary in Malaysia,” added Ling.

Mean­while, Dr Ting called on NSJA to or­gan­ise press club meet­ings here.

“NSJA can bring in speak­ers such as from Reuters, AFP, in­ter­na­tional speak­ers to give the big­ger pic­ture in re­port­ing around the globe, giv­ing bal­anced ideas, and give new in­for­ma­tion to the re­porters,” he said.

NSJA com­mit­tee mem­ber Michelle hands over an in­vi­ta­tion to Dr Ting, while NSJA pres­i­dent Andy Jong (cen­tre) hands over an in­vi­ta­tion to Ling.

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