January 11, 2007 20:40 PM
11 Courts Implementing E-Justice Programme
PUTRAJAYA, Jan 11 (Bernama) -- A total of 11 courts have computerised their administration system under the e-justice system to further improve their efficiency.
Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz said the pioneer e-justice project was started in September 2004, and the system will be implemented in stages in all the 410 courts throughout the country.
"We have seen its effectiveness, and we will implement it at all the courts in the country," he told reporters after the handing over ceremony of the e-justice system to Malaysian judiciary, here Thursday.
He said e-justice could help in the automation of the justice administration system through the application of the case management system at 11 trial rooms, and in the court recording and transcription system in two trial rooms.
The implementation of e-justice comes in four stages, namely development of basic justice technology; content management system; electronic case filing and trial management system; and file tracing.
He said e-justice was developed by Solsis (M) Sdn Bhd at a cost of RM27 million, and it could improve the public delivery system as well as expedite the process of resolving backlogged court cases.
Mohamed Nazri said once it was fully implemented, the system could be accessed by government agencies and parties that dealt with courts like lawyers, police, public prosecutors and the public.
"Malaysia is among the first in the world to opt for an electronic judicial system," he said.
The e-justice project is implemented under the Court Computerisation Master Plan that was formulated in 2003.