Saturday, September 24, 2011

TIMELESS LEGAL MAXIMS FROM THE - "AL-SUNNAH"

From Ali r.a.berkata Rasulullah s.a.w. bersabda yang bermaksud;

"Apabila dua  orang dihakimkan kepadamu, maka janganlah kamu menjatuhkan hukuman untuk yang pertama sehinggahlah kamu mendengar percakapan (keterangan) daripada yang lain, maka kamu akan mengetahui bagaimana caranya kamu membuat keputusan."

The above legal maxim  already existed long before the English Judiciary  laid down  the equitable maxim that  "No one shall be condemned unheard" & " Justice must not only be done but must be seen to be done."

The above legal  requirements is also part of  the Malaysian Federal Constitution [in the context of Administrative Law]


Article 135

1.(2) No member of such a service as aforesaid shall be dismissed or reduced in rank without being given a reasonable opportunity of being heard:

If the above law is breached, it will pave the way for Judicial Review in the High Court for an application for 'Certiorari' . The High Court has the jurisdiction to quash the decision of an Inferior Tribunal or even the Public Services Commission.
Case Law-TAN TEK SENG v. SURUHANJAYA PERKHIDMATAN PENDIDIKAN & ANOR [CIVIL APPEAL NO. J-01-28-1995] 22 JANUARY 1996

Ps. This is not the "only" case law but one among thousands. Students need to do some reading up. Remember- you can only build up on previous existing knowledge.This can take some time. There is no such thing as understanding Judial  Review  after  browsing 2 hours in the library. ---Vj---

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