I had the opportunity and privilege to have appeared and known such a distinguished gentleman.
I must say that it will take another decade to find another man of such nature.
May his soul rest in peace...
|President's Speech at the reference for the late Tan Sri Dato' Seri Abdul Malek Ahmad|
|Contributed by Ambiga Sreenevasan|
The late Tan Sri Dato Seri Abdul Malek Ahmad knew what it was to be a Judge.
On 1 January 1985, he was at the age of 40, one of the youngest judges to be elevated to the High Court.
That was how we felt then. But I realised that we cannot lose faith. That we owe it to the memory of noble Judges like Tan Sri Abdul Malek, who refused to have their sense of right and justice compromised, to honour and build on their legacy. That we owe it to their memory to have the courage to do what is right and if it is within our power to do so, to set things right. I believe we are entering a new era in the Judiciary and my only sadness is that Tan Sri Abdul Malek is not here to share in this moment.
Tan Sri Abdul Malek’s was a life spent for others. His life enriched and beautified. To Puan Sri Datin Roziah and her family, I say, we share your loss. But we also share the pride you must have in Tan Sri Abdul Malek for his having served the nation selflessly and for honouring his oath of office to the very end.