Sunday, April 24, 2005

CJ Yong: Subordinate Courts a global role model

... Chief Justice Yong said, "The careful selection and training of our judicial manpower over the years have paid great dividends. In 2004, out of a total case load of 340,000 only 0.07 percent of all these cases went on appeal to the High Court. In hearing myself the magistrates criminal appeals from the Subordinate Courts, I have seen the quality of your judgements improve over the years."

Chief Justice Yong also noted that the quality of justice meted out by the Subordinate Courts and its system of administration have been held up as role models by the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank and the United Nations office on drugs and crime ...

[Source: S Ramesh, Channel NewsAsia, 22/04/2005]