Free and fair judiciary must be defended: Perak Sultan
IPOH: The role of a free and fair judiciary must be defended to ensure that the “check and balance” mechanism in the Federal Constitution is upheld, said the Sultan of Perak, Sultan Azlan Shah.
“This check and balance mechanism is important to build the foundation of a law-abiding government and ensure that no party can hold absolute power.
“On the other hand, every power is subject to the boundaries of law to avoid a dictatorship. As such, the role of a professional and upright judiciary must always be defended,” he said in his speech at the opening ceremony of a state-level seminar on the Federal Constitution on Tuesday.
The Sultan reminded judges of their responsibilities in advocating the sovereignty of the law and the integrity of the court system. Continue reading HERE
Meanwhile, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz’s statement that the doctrine of separation of powers is alive and kicking in the country ought to be taken with a pinch of salt.
That “cases before the courts were not intervened by any quarters” and that “there were cases where the judgments were not in favour of the executive” do not equate to the doctrine in practice. Find out more Separation of powers amiss