PUTRAJAYA, Oct 3 — Tan Sri Richard Malanjum introduced a new alert system today that will allow lawyers to better plan their time or attend to other matters while waiting for case hearings at the Palace of Justice here.
The new system involves television screens displaying in real time the status of cases to be heard at the Court of Appeal and Federal Court, such as whether a case is in hearing or will be heard soon.
The screens also display the case numbers and the parties involved in a case.
The Chief Justice, who was spotted at the court canteen here inspecting the television display of the new system, explained to reporters that it will make it more convenient for lawyers.
Prior to the system’s introduction, he said lawyers could spend hours or up to an entire day waiting in courtrooms for their hearings, which he said was unfair to them.
“Now with this, if say in 10 minutes’ time the case is going up, I take my bag and go up, I don’t have to sit in the courtroom,” he said, noting that lawyers’ attention could be freed up for other matters.
“It’s for the benefit of everybody,” he added, confirming that the system was initiated yesterday.
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