Malaysian Judiciary website - looking good
August 21, 2009

Judging the Judges

The new webportal for the Malaysian Judiciary is a vast improvement on its predecessor. Equipped with the latest Judgments from the higher appellate courts, and links to State Court websites (some of which are still in development), the new website offers a fresh new look to the content that was already there before. But there’s something new, and boy its a good one…

No more will lawyers and litigants have to worry about not recognising the learned Judges of the High Court in the elevator. Finally, we have photos (not very good ones, but its a start) of all the appellate and High Court Judges in Malaysia.

No pics for the Probationary Judges Judicial Commissioners though .. I suppose they have to wait to be confirmed. But then Article 122AB of the Federal Constitution says they can perform the functions of actual High Court Judges, and have the same powers and same immunities as them? Judicial Commissioners just don’t have the security of tenure that High Court Judges do.. but then, they can still send a man to the gallows, and can still hear cases against the Government whose Prime Minister ultimately “advises” the Agong on whether to appoint him or her as an actual Judge? (So he or she can get his photo on the website?)

And why are the pics of the Court of Appeal Judges so much clearer than the pics of the Federal Court Judges? And how come the High Court Judges are all passport photo type pics, whilst the appellate judges get snazzy little pics taken whilst they are hard at work in their chambers?

Anyway, I digress.

The whole point of this post is to tell you:-

1) The Judiciary website has had a revamp

2) There are photos of the Judges there now.

3) Oh .. and there are judgments, legislation and some information about the Courts and court system as well.

That’s done, and here’s the link: http://portal.kehakiman.gov.my/, so go check it out. Loyarburok