“Induction Programme for Judicial Commissioners” was held on 6th-9th July 2020 (Monday-Thursday) at the Conference Hall, Palace of Justice, Putrajaya. The objective of this programme was to expose the participants on the scope and areas of work and best practices that must be adhered when fulfilling their duties and responsibilities as Judicial Commissioners. This programme was the first activity organized by the Judicial Academy in the new norm of the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The course began with opening remarks by The Right Honourable Tan Sri Tengku Maimun binti Tuan Mat, Chief Justice of Malaysia and followed by a course briefing by The Honourable Datuk Seri Haji Mohd Zawawi bin Salleh, the Federal Court Judge and the Chairman of the Training Committee, Malaysian Judicial Academy. This four-day course was conducted in the form of lectures and was followed by a question and answer session. A total of 13 topics were presented by senior judges entitled “Salient Features of the Rules of Court 2012”; “When to Recuse”; “Committal Proceedings”; “Dealing with Conflict and Unexpected Contentious Situations”; “Arbitration and Construction Industry and Payment Adjudication Act 2012 (CIPAA)”; “Case Management in Civil Cases and Court-Annexed Mediation”; “How to Read Statutes”; “Judge Craft”; “Business of Judging: Practical Workshop”; “Adjudicating Criminal Cases”; “The Art of Judging”; “Constitutional Interpretation”; and “Judgement Writing [Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 and Section 302 of the Penal Code]”. Lectures entitled "e-Court System and e-Review"; and "Salary, Allowance and Benefits for Judges" were presented by officers from the Office of the General Registrar of the Federal Court of Malaysia.
A total of 13 candidates of Judicial Commissioners had attended this course, including YBhg. Datuk Hajah Zaleha Rose binti Datuk Hj. Pandin, YBhg. Dato’ Azhar bin Abdul Hamid, YBrs. Dr. Arik Sanusi bin Yeop Johari, YBhg. Datuk Amirudin bin Abd Rahman, Puan Mahazan binti Mat Taib, Tuan Bhupindar Singh a/l Gurcharan Singh Preet, Puan Alice Loke Yee Ching, Puan Nurulhuda Nur’aini binti Mohamad Nor, Encik Ahmad Murad bin Abdul Aziz, Encik Su Tiang Joo, Puan Liza Chan Sow Keng, Encik Wan Muhammad Amin bin Wan Yahya, and Encik Alexander Siew How Wai.