Sri Ram said it was an open secret that Daim, chairman of the advisory Council of Eminent Persons, had recently summoned Chief Justice, Md Raus Sharif, and the Appeal Court president, Zulkefli Ahmad Makinudin, to his private office in Jalan Ampang and demanded their resignations.
He said what happened was quite wrong although it may have been motivated by the best of intentions. Sri Ram said such a precedent would open floodgates for future interferences.
At the same time, he also criticised the judges for having gone to meet Daim at his request. Had the two judges believed that they were justified in continuing in service, they should have declined the invitation with dignity,” he said.