KUALA LUMPUR — Nov. 9, 2017: The Malaysian Bar has filed an application to refer six constitutional questions on the appointment of Chief Justice Tun Md. Raus Sharif and Court of Appeal president Tan Sri Zulkefli Ahmad Makinudin to the Federal Court.
Among the questions is whether the advice given by former Chief Justice Tun Arifin Zakaria to the Yang di-Pertuan Agong on March 30 that the two be appointed as additional judges under Article 122 (1A) of the federal Constitution, was unconstitutional and void.
Lawyer Datuk S. Ambiga, representing the Bar, said this to reporters after case management before High Court Judge Datin Azizah Nawawi today.
She said the Attorney-General’s Chambers had also filed an application to strike out the originating summons filed by the Malaysian Bar on the issue.
In its originating summons filed last month, the Malaysian Bar sought a declaration that the advice of Arifin was unconstitutional and void.
It also sought a declaration that the appointments of Raus as announced on July 7 and as chief justice effective August 4 was also unconstitutional and void,. Similar the appointment of Zulkefli.
Also sought are orders removing Raus and Zulkefli from office. — Bernama