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Wan Junaidi: No interference when delivering judgements
KUALA LUMPUR: As the judicial system was the very basic in democratic practice in the country, everyone should believe, trust and uphold it, said Dewan Rakyat Deputy Speaker Datuk Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar.
He echoed Chief Justice Tun Arifin Zakaria's statement yesterday that the judiciary neither bowed to executive interference nor was it politically motivated when delivering judgements.
"As far as I am concerned, if you are talking about separation of power, the concept completely shows that there is no connection between judiciary and the executive...
"Interference means, the executive can tell or pressure the judiciary or the judges to decide differently but obviously, these do not happen here," he told reporters after receiving 30 law students under the Zaid Ibrahim & Co Student Attachment Programme here today.
He was commenting on Chief Justice Tun Arifin Zakaria's statement during the opening of the 46th Conference of the Malaysian Judges Council yesterday, that everyone could give their opinion on the country's judiciary or any judicial decision, but not to the extent of insulting the institution.
Wan Junaidi said, he had been talking to and discussing with many people in the judiciary, and yet they (judiciary) had never been told by the executive to make judgements differently from what they believed in the law.
"It is just a wrong perception created by some people to make people think that they (the executive) made interference to the judiciary but from what I have seen, very much of the thing is decided according to the law," he said. -- BERNAMA