The government is looking into the need to increase High Court judge posts for Sabah and Sarawak following a rise in the number of cases, Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim said today.
In a press conference after chairing a Cabinet meeting in Putrajaya, he said that was one of the proposals presented during the meeting.
"A proposal was also submitted regarding an addition of High Court judge positions for Sabah and Sarawak. We are giving it some priority, especially due to the increase in cases in Sabah and Sarawak," he said.
Anwar said the process of appointing High Court judges in Sabah and Sarawak would have to be referred to the respective Yang Dipertua Negeri, per the requirements of the Federal Constitution, before the appointments are presented to the Yang di-Pertuan Agong.
He said the meeting also agreed for the government to examine the needs of court buildings in Sabah and Sarawak which have been found to be in a poor state.