Monday, October 4, 2010

New civil courts to open in Penang and Selangor in 2011

Two more New Civil Courts (NCvC), one in Penang and the other in Selangor, will be opened next year to settle backlog of civil cases, Chief Judge of Malaya Tan Sri Arifin Zakaria said.

He said the courts, expected to be operational in January, would enable cases to be disposed of faster, within a period of nine to 12 months after thefiling of the case.

He said the courts would be opened following the opening of the New Commercial Court in Kuala Lumpur.

"We have done it in Kuala Lumpur and it is a success. That us why we are expanding it to Johor today and then to Penang and Selangor, the states with high civil cases," he told reporters after the opening of the Johor Baharu New Civil Court at the High Court here.

He said the opening of the new courts would give justice to those involved, like not having to wait for up to 10 years to get their case disposed, or death of witnesses or missing documents.


Better make sure the efficiency and transparency plus the quality of work are up to the required standard...I'll still go for quality rather than quantity :)
On the general front, if ever the government can improve on the work efficiency of government departments or agencies, then I'm sure we wouldn't have so many backlogs...

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