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Jakarta Post

KY finds many judges dishonest

  • Ina Parlina

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, December 21 2012   /  08:35 am

The Judicial Commission (KY) has found that many judges were dishonest in exercising their judgments and fell short of applying strict court procedures.

The KY said in its year-end review that “intellectual dishonesty” had led to partiality in judicial decisions.

“We found, from the rulings, judges rule out facts in their considerations,” KY commissioner Ibrahim told a press briefing on Thursday.

Ibrahim said that during a recent hearing on a judge who was alleged to have breached the code of ethics, the KY found the judge ruled out testimony from an expert witness.

The commission also found that between 70 and 80 percent of judges in the country had fallen short of applying strict judicial processes, including by taking into consideration only two pieces of legitimate evidence.

“They are concerned with procedural justice rather than substanti...