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Friday, July 17, 2009

Chief magistrate sacked

Chief Magistrate Amal Gulab Khan was sacked two days ago by the interim regime for reasons that have not been revealed by either party.

Khan was appointed Chief Magistrate about two weeks after the Constitution was abrogated on April the 10th and he accepted his appointment under the New Legal Order.

The website for the interim government carried a release that quoted the Information Permanent Secretary, Lieutenant-Colonel Nieumi Leweni, as saying a termination letter was issued to Khan by the President on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, two judges and a magistrate were sworn in at Government House yesterday.

Lawyer Tomasi Bainivalu is the new magistrate, while Anjela Wati and Paul Madigan were appointed judges.

Wati was re-appoited under the New Legal Order. Madigan was a lawyer for FICAC. He is also a good friend of interim attorney general Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum - a friendship that astarted during the interim AG's studies in Hong Kong where Madigan was based.

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