PETALING JAYA: The credibility and confidence of the people in a country’s administration depend on the justice system, said Perak Ruler Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah (pix).

He said a country must uphold the rule of law to ensure that justice is preserved at all times.

“Justice and the people’s perception of how it is done can influence the stability of a country. Justice must not only be done, it must also be seen to be done,” he said at the 22nd Convocation for the Certificate in Legal Practice (CLP) Thursday.

Sultan Nazrin said the public – even those without legal training – can see when injustices are being carried out, adding that the sovereignty of a nation’s legal system is determined by its fair enforcement on every individual without fear or favour.

He urged law graduates to always strive to protect the integrity and transparency of the legal system as law practitioners.

“A system and institution of law that has integrity and is transparent is dependent on individuals and practitioners who are transparent and who have integrity,” he said.