Affirming the judiciary’s independence — Gurdial Singh Nijar

Source: The Sun Daily

BY GURDIAL SINGH NIJAR
(Deputy President, HAKAM)

“THE judicial power of the court resides in the judiciary and no one else”, resounded the Federal Court through the judgment of Zainun Ali, Federal Court judge, in a recent decision – Semenyih Jaya Sdn Bhd v Pentadbir Tanah Daerah Hulu Langat.

Her Ladyship’s dexterous pen deftly demolished the notion – expressed by an earlier majority Federal Court decision – that the jurisdiction and powers of the judiciary could be determined by Parliament.

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