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Thursday June 19, 2014 MYT 9:02:55 AM
PUTRAJAYA: Two Court of Appeal judges have withdrawn themselves from hearing the case of Zaina Abdin Hamid, who is trying to get himself and his children acknowledged as Hindus.
Saying they were unsuited to hear the appeal, both panel chairman Justice Azahar Mohamed and Justice Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof recused themselves.
Justice Azahar said the case had come under his purview when he was still with the Attorney-General’s Chambers back in 2002.
As its civil division head then, Justice Azahar said he had given clearance to several documents involved in the chambers’ attempt to strike out the case.
Justice Mohamad Ariff said he had ruled in a similar case, James vs the Malaysian Government, adding that he “did not feel comfortable having a very similar matter”.
“As such, I am recusing myself from this case,” he said.
The court then fixed Nov 4 for the appeal to be heard before a new panel.
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