Wednesday, July 11, 2012

A judge who liked karaoke too much

A judge in Bali was sacked for having karaoke sessions with the lawyer of a plaintiff whose trial he was presiding.

Putu Suika from the Denpasar District Court was dishonorably discharged for violating the Judges’ Code of Conduct, which prohibits judges from being personally involved with lawyers and parties whose cases are being heard by their respective courts.

Putu, who was due to retire in 2013, admitted that he met a lawyer named Irfan at his house for karaoke at least three times.