It is reported in the New Straits Times that a lawyer is suing High Court judge Datuk Mohd Hishamudin Mohd Yunus for RM30 million for allegedly being too slow to deliver judgment and being malicious towards his client. The Attorney General has obtained leave of the Court to cite that lawyer for contempt. Rightly so, in my view.
If prompt action is not taken to nip such a frivolous suit in the bud, other litigants who lose cases in court will blame the judge and we will be inundated with such senseless litigation. Justice Hishamudin Yunus is well-known as one of the most independent and fair-minded judge in the country.
|LEGAL & OTHER THOUGHTS by George Lo||