KUALA LUMPUR (April 3): The Malaysian Bar Association has congratulated the five Supreme Court justices recently appointed to the Court of Appeal: Datuk Ghazali Cha, Datuk Ahmad Zaidi Ibrahim, Datuk Sri Mariana Yahya, Datuk See Mee Chun and Datuk Hashim Hamzah.
In a statement today, the Malaysian Attorney General AG Kalidas also congratulated the nine recently appointed Justice Commissioners: Amelati Parnell, Norliza Othman, Hasbullah Adam, Datuk Sri Shamsulbahri Ibrahim, Roslan Mat Noor, Julia Ibrahim, Datuk Mohd Arief Emran Arifin, Dr. John Lee Kien Like @ Mohd Johan Lee and Adlin Abdul Majid.
Kalidas also commended Malaysia Chief Justice Tun Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat for his comments on the induction program for the newly appointed Justice Commissioners.
“Her ladyship’s message of judicial independence and impartiality is both invigorating and encouraging in these precarious times.
“The doctrine of separation of powers is a prerequisite for a well-oiled democracy.
“Our nation has not been spared from invasions. We are confident that the Chief Justice’s message will, if necessary, create an institutional tabula rasa and strengthen our system of state controls and deliberations, ”said Kalidas.
Kalidas added that the Malaysian Bar Association had expressed its appreciation for the willingness of the judiciary to work with it on matters of mutual concern and expressed the hope that the collegial relationships will flourish for the well-being of the country and its citizens.
“We are very pleased with these appointments and also hope that more members of the Bar Association will be considered for the judiciary in the future, as there are many highly qualified people among us.
“We wish the appointed people all the best in their new positions and are confident that they will do their best for the judiciary and the administration of justice,” he said.