|New CJ vows action against errant judges|
|Andrew Ong | October 29, 2008|
Newly-appointed Chief Justice Zaki Azmi has pledged to act against a “small” number of judges who have failed to perform their duties.
“I will not hesitate to take stern and drastic action against this small group if the situation warrants me to,” Zaki said today in his maiden speech as the country’s top judge.
He noted that errant judges have tarnished the image of the judiciary and that this has to be resolved before the situation worsens.
“If there are cases of ampu-mengampu (currying favour), I say ‘stop it’,” he said, without elaborating.
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