NACP 4.1

Improving Institutional Efficacy of the Legal and Judicial System

ANALYSIS

UPDATE 1 (19 June 2019)

Will an RCI finally exorcise the judicial ghosts of ’88

This article by Malaysiakini gives a comprehensive background to the beginning of the damaged inflicted to the Malaysian judicial system. The reforms stated in the NACP 4.1 is to undo this damage and also empower the judiciary to be a stronger check and balance to the government. 

Sub-promise with its alignment with specific PH Manifesto promises

PH MANIFESTO 19 Judicial and legal institutional reform
 

NACP 4.1.1 – To review and revise the Judges’ Code of Ethics to include a prohibition on judges’ accepting appointments to positions in any commercial entity for a period of three years following their retirement

PH MANIFESTO 19 Judicial and legal institutional reform
 
NACP 4.1.2 – To set up additional Specialised Corruption Courts to manage the increased number of backlog cases
PH MANIFESTO 19 Judicial and legal institutional reform
 
NACP 4.1.3 – To prioritise for corruption cases to be handled by judges and public prosecutors who are trained and/or experienced in corruption cases
PH MANIFESTO 19 Judicial and legal institutional reform
 
NACP 4.1.4 – To split the Judicial and Legal Service Commission into three separate commissions: i) The Judicial Service Commission should be responsible for the employment of judicial officers ii) The Legal Service Commission should be responsible for the employment of legal officers in the Attorney General’s Chambers iii) The Public Prosecution Service Commission should be responsible for the employment of Deputy Public Prosecutor in the Office of Public Prosecutions
PH MANIFESTO 19 Judicial and legal institutional reform
 

NACP 4.1.5 – To promote clear separation of powers and impartiality, i.e. the power of the Attorney General should be separated from the power of Public Prosecutor Administration or Highly Influential Persons

i) Attorney General. The Attorney General should no longer assume responsibility and power in prosecution matters. He should attend Cabinet and Parliament meetings by invitation
ii) Public Prosecutor. The Public Prosecutor takes over the prosecutorial duties and powers from the Attorney general, and may direct an inquest into the cause and circumstances of any death
PH MANIFESTO 19 Judicial and legal institutional reform
 
NACP 4.1.6 -To introduce the usage of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) for Specialised Corruption Courts

No update.