The Sultan of Selangor, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah today reminded court judges and judicial officers to always protect the integrity and independence of the judiciary.
The Sultan said respect for the judgments and decisions of the courts depended on public confidence in the integrity and independence of the judges in making decisions without fear or favour.
In this regard, the Sultan said the judges were required to make decisions in a professional manner based on the Constitution and law, and without being influenced by the interest of certain parties, public opinion pressure or fear of being criticised.
“Court judges can only side with the Constitution and the law, and not with other parties.
“Indeed freedom, peace, progress and the rule of law can only be upheld and guaranteed if the people have full confidence in the independence and integrity of the judiciary.