KUALA LUMPUR, April 16 (Bernama) -- Everyone can now read Malaysian courts' judgments on the Malaysian Judgments Portal for them to have better understanding of the law, Chief Justice Tun Raus Sharif said today.
He said in today's world, law reports had been largely digitalised and accessible only to its subscribers, lawyers and law academics, while non-legal professionals and the general public remain hindered from accessing reported judgments online.
"To this end, the Malaysian Judiciary will be among the first in ASEAN to overcome this problem.
"We have collaborated with the ASEAN Legal Information Centre and the Malaysian Law Deans' Council, to come up with this innovative solution to ensure that courts´ judgments are readily accessible to anyone with internet access and interested to read and refer to Malaysian judgments either locally or abroad, " he said after launching the beta version of the portal at an event hosted by Universiti Malaya here today.
Raus pointed out that the portal would simultaneously provide quality reported judgments to the general public, while at same time giving law students and academics invaluable experience in the art of law reporting.....