Improving Institutional Efficacy of the Legal and Judicial System
UPDATE 1 (19 June 2019)
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
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
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
14 March 2019 – PH claims they will struggle to amend the constitution without a two-thirds majority in Congress, but Umno and PAS said they would support any amendments to the law to separate the powers of the attorney-general and the public prosecutor