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CJ Retiring Soon

Fill chief justice’s post fast, says Bar

KUALA LUMPUR: The Bar Council has called on the authorities to fill the top position in the judiciary in view of the retirement of Chief Justice Tun Ahmad Fairuz Sheikh Abdul Halim at the end of the month.

“We urge that the appointment be made immediately upon the said retirement to avoid the post being left vacant for any length of time,” its president Ambiga Sreenevasan said in a statement yesterday.

The Conference of Rulers which endorses appointments and promotion of judicial officers will meet for two days from Oct 31.

Ahmad Fairuz, who has been holding the position since 2003, will turn 66 on Nov 1, the compulsory retirement age for judges.

– quoted from an article published in NST on 9th October 2007 (link)

I wonder if Ahmad Fairuz will be non-prosecutable after he retires? Will the government position be that there is no need to go after a retired old man now that he is no longer in a position of power?


Written by ak57

October 10, 2007 at 1:39 am

Posted in Legal Matters, Local News

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