The Course of “Criminal Law: Evidence and Procedure” was held from 22-23 September 2017 (Friday-Saturday) at the Banquet Hall, Palace of Justice, Putrajaya. This course objective is to provide Judges/Judicial Commissioners with a comprehensive understanding of certain aspects of the law of criminal evidence and procedure.
The course was attended by 23 participants consisting of 14 Judges and 9 Judicial Commissioners. The facilitators for this course were The Right Honorable Tan Sri Datuk Wira Ahmad bin Haji Maarop, Chief Judge of the High Court in Malaya, The Honorable Tan Sri Azahar bin Mohamed, Federal Court Judge who is also the Chairman of the Judicial Academy and The Honorable Dato’ Tengku Maimun binti Tuan Mat, Court of Appeal Judge.
The course was divided into 2 sessions. The first session was an individual presentation session by 10 Judges and 4 Judicial Commissioners on various topics pertaining to “Criminal Law: Evidence and Procedure” with and each presenter was given 10 minutes to present, followed by 15 minutes discussion. In the second session, the participants were divided into 4 groups consisting of 5 to 6 people each group. Each group was assigned with two case studies and was subsequently asked to present the findings at the end of the session and each group was allocated 20 minutes for presentation. An interactive discussion and question-and-answer session led by the facilitators were conducted at the end of each session to enable participants to share their knowledge views and understanding on the topics and case studies that have been presented.