Political leaders to deliberate on MA63 — Chief Justice

Abang Johari (left) presenting a memento to Malanjum, in the presence of Wong (right).

By Peter Sibon

KUCHING, Nov 8: Matters related to the Malaysia Agreement (MA63) will be left to political leaders, not the judiciary, to deliberate, said Chief Justice Tan Sri Richard Malanjum.

“Political leaders will handle it (MA63). We wait lah macam mana (let’s wait and see),” Malanjum told reporters after he paid a courtesy call on Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg at the State Legislative Assembly (DUN) complex here yesterday.

He was accompanied by Chief Judge of Sabah and Sarawak Datuk Seri Panglima David Wong Dak Wah.

When asked whether the hot topic of MA63 was discussed during his meeting with Abang Johari, Malanjum said it was not.

“We just wanted to thank him because he has helped us a lot in terms of vehicles and technology,” he said.

Malanjum, who took over the country’s top judiciary post in July this year, added that Sarawak literally had no backlog cases, except for one or two.

“There is no problem here in Sarawak. Everything is current, except for one or two (cases),” said Malanjum, who was Chief Judge of Sabah and Sarawak prior to his current appointment.

He created history with his appointment as the first Chief Justice from East Malaysia. — DayakDaily