Federal Court judge Zainun Ali appointed to UN’s Global Judicial Integrity Network

Source: The Star Online

Federal Court judge Tan Sri Zainun Ali. Pic from The Star Online.

PETALING JAYA: Federal Court judge Tan Sri Zainun Ali has been appointed to the advisory board of the United Nations Global Judicial Integrity Network that was launched in Vienna, Austria recently.

Zainun, 65, was among 10 members from the judicial fraternity worldwide who were appointed to the network that was launched by the Global Programme for the Implementation of the Doha Declaration during a conference last week.

The Global Programme is part of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).

“This appointment is a fitting endorsement of our country and the Malaysian Judiciary, in which the independence of the judge is indispensable to impartial justice under the law,” said Chief Justice Tun Md Raus Sharif in a statement Wednesday. Read more

Federal Court: Parliament cannot curtail judiciary’s power

Source: FMT News

In a landmark decision, it reminds that judiciary acts as a bulwark of the constitution in ensuring that powers of the executive and legislature are kept within their intended limit. Pic from FMT News.

In a landmark decision, it reminds that judiciary acts as a bulwark of the constitution in ensuring that powers of the executive and legislature are kept within their intended limit. Pic from FMT News.

PETALING JAYA: The 1988 amendment to the Federal Constitution to check the powers of the judiciary is contrary to the basic structure of the supreme law of the land, a recent Federal Court ruling said.

Justice Zainun Ali said the amendment undermined the principle of separation of powers and independence of the judiciary.

“With the removal of judicial power from inherent jurisdiction of the judiciary, that institution was effectively suborned to Parliament, with the implication that Parliament became sovereign,” said Zainun who delivered the landmark ruling of a five-man Federal Court bench last week. Read more