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Changes to Bill suggested

Manasa Kalouniviti
Saturday, August 12, 2017

HIGH Court judge Justice Kamal Kumar declared his interest as a judge while presenting to the Standing Committee on Justice, Law and Human Rights on behalf of the Judiciary on the Personal Property Securities Bill 2017 on Thursday.

"Obviously I couldn't make much comment or suggestions of what should be put in there because if I do that then I won't be able to sit when the matter comes before me as a judge.

"As you know we judges are always held quite different from the lawyers and other people," Justice Kumar said.

Most of Justice Kumar's recommendations were only on changes to the actual wordings of the Bill and in some cases he suggested additional provisions or wordings be put in for clarity.

The recommendations and suggestions were gladly received by the committee when chairperson Ashneel Sudhakar said at the end of his submission: "Thank you Justice Kumar; you have actually given us a very invaluable submission in some of the areas that we haven't considered and the changes which affects people and your experience in dealing with these matters in court has been passed to us.

"We will definitely consider your suggestion in our amendment submissions," Mr Sudhakar said.








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