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Thursday, March 15, 2007

Court Complex

World’s biggest court complex to open in May

The world's biggest court complex standing majestically at Jalan Duta, Kuala Lumpur. Due to be fully operational in May, the complex houses 30 High Courts, 21 Sessions Courts and 26 magistrate's courts. It also has 500 parking bays for the public, 300 bays for court staff and 200 bays for judges and magistrates.


The city’s newest landmark – the world’s biggest court complex – will be fully operational in Jalan Duta in May.

Acting Chief Registrar of the Federal Court Ahmad Terriruddin Mohd Salleh said court employees had been taken on familiarisation tours of the RM290mil complex in stages since Tuesday.

“The staff will be moving their things to the 77-courtroom complex by April 9. “By May 3, the courts should be ready to convene cases there,” he said, adding that the move would mark the beginning of the centralisation of all the courts in the city.

He also said the staff would be provided with chartered buses at a reasonable monthly fee. “The operator of the RapidKL fleet of buses has also been asked to provide public transportation to the complex,” Ahmad Terriruddin said.

The complex will house 30 High Courts, 21 Sessions Courts and 26 magistrate courts, and will have 500 parking bays for the public, 300 bays for court staff and 200 bays for judges and magistrates. Four courtrooms will be designated for the use of television to air court hearings or for child witnesses to give evidence.

The officer-in-charge of court policemen, ASP Zulkifli Osman, told The Star that 13 prosecuting officers would be reporting for duty at the new court complex.

by Chelsea L.Y. Ng and M. Mageswari of Star,11.3.2007