KOTA BARU: The “From Courtroom to Classroom” (MYC2C) programme will expose students to the country’s justice system, says Chief Justice Tan Sri Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat.
She said the idea was the brainchild of former Chief Justice Tan Sri Richard Malanjum as there were many people who did not fully understand the functions of the courts system.
“Many people do not really understand the justice system, so we have to tackle this at an early stage so that future generations will understand it better, ” she told reporters after launching the programme at the Sultan Ismail College here yesterday.
Also present were Court of Appeal president Datuk Rohana Yusuf, Chief Judge of Malaya Tan Sri Azahar Mohamed, Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Mohamed Hanipa Maidin and Deputy Education Minister Teo Nie Ching.
Tengku Maimun added that the MYC2C programme would comprise three modules – Judge to Schools, Young Lawyers and Visit to the Courts.
She said the Registrar’s Office of the Malaysian Federal Court had set up the MYC2C portal as an online medium to provide knowledge and information on current developments of the programme.
Tengku Maimun said that schools could apply for the programme through the website www.MYC2C.kehakiman.gov.my.
Meanwhile, Teo said the Education Department supported the move by the legislative body to expose students to the country’s judicial system. — Bernama