THE Malaysian Bar notes that Tan Sri Richard Malanjum’s (pic) last day of service as the Chief Justice of the Federal Court of Malaysia was on Friday, April 12.
Tan Sri Malanjum’s appointment as the Chief Justice on July 11,
2018, heralded a new dawn for the judiciary.
Although his tenure of service was relatively short, he has made an indelible mark with the implementation of significant reforms in respect of the administration of justice in Malaysia.
These reforms include the empanelling of judges in the Federal Court via e-balloting; the establishment of a consultative committee comprising members of the judiciary, the Attorney General’s Chambers and the three Bars; and, most recently, the introduction of the online case management module known as e-Review, which saves considerable time and money for both lawyers and litigants.
These significant measures are laudable, and appreciated by the Malaysian Bar.
During Tan Sri Malanjum’s term of office, the Malaysian Bar enjoyed an improved and more effective relationship with the judiciary. Significantly, the Bar was consulted in relation to appointments to the judiciary, which was most welcomed.
We value the regular meetings we had with Tan Sri Malanjum and the other three office bearers of the judiciary. We look forward to further strengthening the Bar’s relationship with the judiciary, based on mutual respect and with due regard to each other’s role as equal partners in the administration of justice in Malaysia.
The Malaysian Bar wishes Tan Sri Malanjum all the very best for a happy and fulfilling retirement.
ABDUL FAREED ABDUL GAFOOR