The Court of Appeal ruled that the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) can interrogate witnesses beyond office hours.
The decision of the three-man Bench, comprising Justices Hasan Lah, Ahmad Maarop and Syed Ahmad Helmy Syed Ahmad, was unanimous.
Once again, the High Court has been overruled by the Court of Appeal, in a case brought by the opposition against the establishment.
“There is nothing in the provision to say that ‘day to day’ is restricted to normal working hours,” he noted.
But the three-men bench failed to define what the term should mean, a point which lawyer Karpal Singh, acting for Tan, pounced on.
“The Court of Appeal did not say what ‘day to day’ means. We are still in doubt,” Karpal told reporters later.
“Are they saying it’s round the clock? If it’s round the clock, it will lead to serious complications,” he added, and pointed that the administration of justice will be compromised.
Yes, the verdict is weird, incomplete and inconclusive. The judges should have defined what 'day to day' should mean. Judges should also observe common sense in their judgement. This is the basis of natural justice.
Weird. Maybe we should use the money for BTN courses to conduct more training programmes for those holding important public offices to avoid more flip-flops.