Understand the law, chief justice tells politicians, those attacking judiciary over Najib’s conviction
Tun Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat says attacks based on pure sentiment
Updated 1 day ago · Published on 10 Sep 2022 2:25PM
KUALA LUMPUR – Politicians must read and understand the courts’ grounds of judgement instead of drawing their own conclusions on judges’ decisions, Chief Justice Tun Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat said today.
Berita Harian reported her speaking at a law conference today that many comments attacking the judiciary have been made of late out of pure sentiment, especially after the Federal Court upheld Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s conviction and sentence for corruption.
She said it showed that those making these attacks did not read the court’s judgement nor did they take the trouble to understand the law.
“My personal view is, these comments are being made by those who don’t understand, who are showing their lack of understanding because they don’t read the reasons for the judges’ decision,” Berita Harian quoted her as saying.
“When you don’t read, you won’t understand. When you don’t understand, you’ll make inappropriate and irrelevant comments on the issue.
“Overall it can be said that they are based solely on sentiment without any understanding of the law and the judges’ reasons,” Tengku Maimun also said.
The chief justice had attended the 2nd National Litigation conference here this morning.