[post updated with Spanish Translation]
The Malaysian judiciary has long been criticised of corruption, and also for being less-than expeditious in its process. Earlier this year, de facto Law Minister, Datuk Zaid Ibrahim, promised to bring changes to Malaysia’s legal system, beginning with the judiciary. While he was in office, Zaid set up a committee to get reforms underway.
However, Zaid resigned from his position in protest to the detentions without trial of a journalist, a blogger and an opposition MP, all of whom were detained within a one-day time frame. Now, it is unclear if judicial reforms will take place, or even if they do, how effective the reforms will be.