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AG from bench will be more focused on central issues, says ex-judge

AG from bench will be more focused on central issues, says ex-judge


Foreign judge appointed as attorney general is trained to be fair in advising the government on non-policy issues administrative matters and enforcement of laws a retired judge said gopal sriram said a judge would take an overall approach based on fairness rather than bias as he would have.

Handled criminal and civil cases the former federal court judge said this in response to his statement by Charles Hector of the Malaysians against death penalty and torture movement that the government should not appoint a sitting judge as Attorney General Hector said such appointments would raise questions about the independence.

Of the Judiciary and the judges themselves adding that a senior public officer such as a federal Council or prosecutor from within the Attorney General’s Chambers or a lawyer be appointed as the AG instead however sriram said and experienced a judge could form a judgment on a particular set of facts given by the.

Government as he was trained to focus on Central issues