The man whose job is to help restore public confidence in the judiciary says he needs six months to do so.
"Six months may be good enough for me to clean up the judiciary and redeem its image which was tarnished by certain quarters, said lawyer Zaid Ibrahim who is Minister in the PM's Department.
He was quoted by Bernama to have said that he would ensure that the judiciary became more transparent.
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"We have to take a closer look at the judiciary. This needs a thorough discussion and the judges' assistance.
"The people want to see changes in the way we appoint judges and promote them. They also want cases to be heard faster," he told a Press conference at his residence in Kota Bharu yesterday..
Expressing his view that the government had made a mistake in sacking former Lord President Tun Mohd Salleh Abbas in 1988, he said the interference had brought disrepute to the judiciary, which was hardly restored until today.
"The biggest mistake was to sack Tun Salleh Abbas and suspend several judges. But that was 20 years ago, now we open a new chapter. We appologise to those affected... We will repair the damage, change our attitude and our ways," he said.
Mohd Salleh was sacked while five Supreme Court judges were suspended during the judiciary crisis of 1988.-- BERNAMA