PROHAM welcomes the Chief Justice’s statement when he reminded Judges to uphold the value of human rights as enshrined in the Federal Constitution in his address to the Judges at the 47th Malaysian Judges’ Conference held on May 25, 2013
Proham, reiterates that all human rights are universal, indivisible, interdependent and interrelated and hence, it is the duty of the state regardless of their political, economic and cultural systems to promote and protect all human rights and fundamental freedoms.
When this is breached, it is the courts that every citizen will look to for a remedy. Therefore, the judiciary must provide the check and balances aimed at preventing abuse of power to the detriment of a free society.
Proham strongly affirms that only an independent judiciary is able to render justice impartially in protecting human rights and fundamental freedoms of the individual. The public must have confidence in the ability of the judiciary to carry out its functions in an independent and impartial manner.
Issued on behalf of Proham by Datuk Kuthubul Zaman Bukhari (Proham Exco) and Datuk Dr Denison Jayasooria (Proham Secretary-General)
May 28, 2013