Tuesday, 28 August 2007

Outed: The Judge Who Did NOT Deliver Written Judgment in 35 Cases

Read here article by B. Suresh Ram in the Sun for more

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Federal Court judge Datuk Hashim Yusoff

Federal Court judge Datuk Hashim Yusoff was named in the Dewan Rakyat as the judge who failed to deliver about 35 judgments.

Hashim was High Court judge between June 16, 1995, and Aug 8, 2002, after which he was appointed Court of Appeal judge. He was elevated on July 28 to the highest court of the land, the Federal Court.

Bukit Gelugor MP Karpal Singh said the Federal judge in question had not written judgment in 35 cases, including four in which the convicted are languishing in jail despite being sentenced to death seven years ago.

He said Chief Justice Tun Ahmad Fairuz Sheikh Abdul Halim had said he would investigate if there was any evidence. "I have the evidence right here and I can prove it in Parliament," he said.

On Aug 21, Ahmad Fairuz had disputed allegations that he had erred in promoting judicial officers who had not written judgments and had also asked for proof that he had elevated undeserving judges.

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