Malaysia judiciary: “No one is above the law”

by ANIS HAZIM / FILE PIX

Nobody is above the law, irrespective of their political or social affiliations, says Malaysian Bar president AG Kalidas Krishnan.
 
“The Malaysian Bar affirms our commitment in protecting and upholding the independence of the Judiciary, including that concerning the conduct of our members,” he said in his speech at the Opening of the Legal Year 2022 (OLY 2022) today.  

Kalidas also said there were attempts by politicians seeking intervention with their court matters.

He was referring to former Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin’s televised address on Aug 4, 2021 where he said he was asked to intervene on certain people’s ongoing court cases.

To this, Chief Justice Tun Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat said it was not stated anywhere that Muhyiddin had contacted the judiciary on this matter.

“If anyone did contact us, we would just say that there is nothing much we can do. The matter is in the court, the judges will decide according to the evidence and the law.

“That will be our answer if there is any such call,” she assured.