Ministers can be sued will raise accountability
P Gunasegaram | 22 Nov 2019 00:30
Perhaps among the most important reform of all in new Malaysia post-GE14 is the one that comes from the judiciary, not the executive, whereby a landmark ruling on Nov 19 by the Federal Court makes it possible for the prime minister and ministers to be sued.
They may even be held personally responsible for wrong- doing and be required to make restitution.
This is a major decision by the Federal Court which reverses an earlier decision by the same court which held that the PM and cabinet ministers are members of the administration but not public officers, effectively removing previous blocks to sue them then.
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