Separation of powers inching on

A word of caution is that in expediting the reform of the AG and PP roles, we must bear in mind that laws, institutions and procedures are as good as the people who administer them.

THE proposal to separate the Attorney General (AG) from the Public Prosecutor (PP) has galloped around the outskirts of our legal system for about eight years. The present Law and Institutional Reform Minister Datuk Seri Azalina Othman informed us that two task forces are pursuing the idea vigorously. However, no time limit has been set for accomplishing the reform.

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