Dr M: Judiciary RCI stands on judiciary misconduct

Dr M: Judiciary RCI stands on judiciary misconduct

PUTRAJAYA: Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad dismissed the proposal for an internal inquiry into allegations of judicial misconduct as suggested by former Federal Court judge Datuk Seri Gopal Sri Ram.

“There are many different opinions, but largely, the public wants an RCI. And we are responsive to public ideas and stand (sic),” he said during a press conference during his Hari Raya Open House in his official residence in Putrajaya.

Yesterday the former judge turned lawyer said an RCI would be wrong as it violated doctrine of separation of powers.

He suggested Chief Justice Tengku Maimun Tuan Man set up an internal inquiry made up of five members, including three retired judges, who are mandated to report their findings only to Tengku Maimun.

The federal government had announced that it would form a RCI in February but the inquiry had not materialise.

Mahathir could not give a date for when the RCI would be launched despite brushing off internal inquiry.

“I think they will start work soon,” he said briefly.

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