Govt still awaiting approval from Rulers
Published on: Saturday, April 20, 2019
By: Bernama

Kuala Lumpur: The government is awaiting approval from the Malay Rulers for the appointment of a new Chief Justice, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said.

He said there is a provision on the appointment of the Chief Justice, where the government must submit the name of the proposed candidate to the Conference of Rulers and Yang di-Pertuan Agong.

“It seems there is a provision (for the proposed name) for the appointment to be submitted to the Majlis Raja-Raja (Conference of Rulers) and not just the Agong. 

“We have informed the Agong but there is a need to inform the other rulers too. Right now, we are waiting for them to give their approval,” he said. 

Dr Mahathir was responding to reports yesterday which claimed that he and the Malay Rulers are in a stalemate over the appointment of the next Chief Justice. 

Former Chief Justice Tan Sri Richard Malanjum retired recently after serving 27 years in the judiciary.


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