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KUALA LUMPUR, July 12 — Senior lawyer Datuk Roger Tan Kor Mee is one of the two latest additions to the special task force probing the high-profile enforced disappearances of Pastor Raymond Koh and ...
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KUALA LUMPUR, July 11— Pastor Raymond Koh’s wife today continued to question the composition of the task force probing his enforced disappearance, raising concerns over three of the members over i...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The wife of pastor Raymond Koh said despite changes in composition of the special task force (STF) to probe Suhakam’s finding that the Special Branch had a hand in the enforced disappe...
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PETALING JAYA: The families of Pastor Raymond Koh and Amri Che Mat are concerned that the terms of reference for the special task force looking into their enforced disappearances have not been made public.
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Susanna Koh, the wife of pastor Raymond Koh whom Suhakam said could have been kidnapped by the police, has welcomed the government's decision to make changes to a task force looking into his alleged "...
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KUALA LUMPUR, July 11 — The Malaysian Bar has stressed the importance of the special task force (STF) probing the enforced disappearances of Pastor Raymond Koh and social activist Amri Che Mat being...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Bar has welcomed the changes to the special task force (STF) set up to probe Suhakam’s finding that the Special Branch had a hand in the enforced disappearance of two men...
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PETALING JAYA: Two more people have been added to the task force probing the disappearances of Pastor Raymond Koh and activist Amri Che Mat following calls for a more balanced and impartial panel.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Bar today urged more lawyers to provide legal assistance to refugees in the country, saying current laws do not accord them due recognition and protection.
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COMMENT | Malaysians Against Death Penalty and Torture (Madpet) is disappointed with the course being taken by the Malaysian government in appointing yet another task force to investigate the enforced...
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KUALA LUMPUR - The Malaysian government plans to amend a law that would remove street protests as a criminal offence, with Home Minister Muhyiddin Yassin saying there are other laws in place that woul...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s Home Minister Muhyiddin Yassin said on Monday (Jul 1) that the government’s proposal to decriminalise street protest through amending the Peaceful Assembly Act 2012 would ...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Street protests will no longer be an offence under the Peaceful Assembly Act if an amendment to the act, tabled in the Dewan Rakyat today, receives approval.
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KUALA LUMPUR, July 1 — Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin today said that the government’s proposal to remove street protests as a criminal offence via an amendment to the Peaceful Assembly Act PAA (2012) w...
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PETALING JAYA: It’s ridiculous that the government task force to investigate the enforced disappearances is made up of police officers or those who have worked with the police, MP for Klang Charles ...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has defended the inclusion of the police’s former legal unit chief in the taskforce to probe the disappearances of pastor Raymond Koh and Perlis activist Amri Che Mat.
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PETALING JAYA: More groups have joined in the chorus of people calling on the Home Ministry to revise the membership of the taskforce probing the disappearance of pastor Raymond Koh and Perlis activist Amri Che Mat.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has defended the inclusion of Datuk Mokhtar Mohd Noor in the task force, probing the disappearances of pastor Raymond Koh and Perlis activist Amri Che Mat.
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PETALING JAYA: A group of 10 human rights organisations has called on the Home Ministry to revise the membership of the task force probing the disappearance of missing pastor Raymond Koh and Perlis activist Amri Che Mat.
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 27 — The Bar Council and NGO Pusat Komas called today for legal reforms to free the Orang Asli from excessive federal and state powers over their lands and even ethnicity.
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PUTRAJAYA (June 27): Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) will not postpone its first-ever elections which must be held this year, Bersatu chairman Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today.
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Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad – Bernama file photo PUTRAJAYA: Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) will not postpone its first-ever elections which must be held this year, Bersatu chairman Tun Dr Mah...
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GEORGE TOWN: A group critical of the DAP-led Penang government today questioned the absence of any update from a commission of inquiry formed by the state in the wake of a deadly landslide two years a...
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The families of missing pastor Raymond Koh and Perlis activist Amri Che Mat have opposed the overall composition of the task force formed to probe the pair’s disappearance.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The wife of pastor Raymond Koh has joined the chorus of criticism against the composition of the task force set up to probe the disappearance of Koh and Amri Che Mat.
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PETALING JAYA: The families of missing pastor Raymond Koh and Perlis activist Amri Che Mat have questioned the appointments to the task force probing the disappearances of the two men.
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PETALING JAYA: De facto law minister Liew Vui Keong will be establishing a committee on the possibility of replacing the Certificate of Legal Practice (CLP) examination with a Common Bar Course (CBC)....
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JOHOR BARU: The High Court has directed the Johor Land and Mines director to negotiate with a group of Orang Asli with regard to compensation for a piece of land acquired from them 26 years ago.
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GEORGE TOWN: A lawyer was charged today with three counts of criminal breach of trust involving more than RM1 million meant for the purchase of a client’s condominium in Tanjung Tokong in 2017.
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KUANTAN: Death penalty abolitionists are hoping there will be new development during the Parliament sitting next month.
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PETALING JAYA: The family of Pastor Raymond Koh has said it is in the dark over the task force to be set up to investigate the enforced disappearance of him and Amri Che Mat.
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PETALING JAYA: The family of the missing Pastor Raymond Koh say they are in the dark over a government taskforce that is supposed to investigate his and Amri Che Mat’s enforced disappearances.
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The family of pastor Raymond Koh has called for a firm commitment and time frame for the special task force to investigate his disappearance as well as that of activist Amri Che Mat.
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PETALING JAYA: The family of Pastor Raymond Koh is hoping that the government will follow up on a recent announcement to set up a task force on his case, following the findings by the Human Rights Com...
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PETALING JAYA: Weak enforcement of the Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) has made it vital for e-commerce firms and e-hailing providers to protect such information, according to the Bar Council.
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YOURSAY | ‘We shall see whether she is able to live up to her words and rid this country of corruption.’ Despite criticism, Latheefa vows to charge ahead Vent: Atta-girl, MACC chief Latheefa Koya.
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 7): Prime Minister (PM) Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (pictured) exercised his privilege as he considered several factors including Latheefa Beebi Koya's firmness as the reason for her ap...
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PUTRAJAYA, June 7 — Those who questioned Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s appointment of the new Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief should realise that the post of prime minister comes wit...
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PUTRAJAYA (Bernama): Those who question Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad's appointment of the new Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief should realise that the post of prime minister comes with certain privileges, says Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Mohamed Hanipa Maidin.
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 7): Prime Minister (PM) Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad exercised his privilege as he considered several factors including Latheefa Beebi Koya's firmness as the reason for her appointment a...
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While there are “strong merits” to the criticism against Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s unilateral appointment of Latheefa Koya as the new MACC chief commissioner, critics should realise that the premier...
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PETALING JAYA: The appointment of lawyer Latheefa Koya as chief commissioner of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has raised concerns among several stakeholders.
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 6 — Malaysian Bar president Abdul Fareed Abdul Gafoor’s remarks regarding Latheefa Koya’s appointment as the new Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief are not simp...
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PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Bar should not be making political statements regarding Latheefa Koya’s appointment as the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief, says activist lawyer, Siti Kasim.
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KUCHING, June 4 — A Parti Pesaka Bumiputra Bersatu’s (PBB) state assemblyman today insisted that human rights lawyer Latheefa Koya should not head the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC),...
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 3): The potential conflict of interest in lawyer Syazlin Mansor acting simultaneously for the government and firefighter Muhammad Adib Mohd (pictured) Kassim’s family should have ...
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PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Bar says the Attorney-General’s Chambers has all the rights to ask the Housing and Local Government Ministry to remove its legal counsel from the inquest into the death ...
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PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Bar has lauded the Attorney-General’s Chambers for asking the Housing and Local Government Ministry to remove its legal counsel from the inquest into the death of firefi...
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Malaysian Bar president Abdul Fareed Abdul Gafoor has concurred with the Attorney-General Tommy Thomas' position that there was indeed potential conflict of interest when lawyer Syazlin Mansor decided...
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 2 — The Attorney General’s Chambers (AGC) acted correctly in asking a federal ministry to remove its legal counsel from the inquest into the death of firefighter Muhammad Adib M...
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The new draft of the Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission(IPCMC) Bill should be released for public consultation before being tabled inParliament, a stakeholders group said today.Ba...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The proposed Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) has an important role in enhancing the reputation and standing of the Royal Malaysia Police in the eyes of th...
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 30): The proposed Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) has an important role in enhancing the reputation and standing of the Royal Malaysia Police in the e...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The bill to set up the Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) by the end of this year should consider the views of all stakeholders, including civil society, say...
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 30 ― The government should engage with all major stakeholders before tabling the Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) Bill, its Bar Council Taskforce Co-...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The government should hold discussions with relevant stakeholders before tabling the Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) Bill in Parliament, says Bar Council IPCMC Task Force chairman Datuk Seri M. Ramachelvam.
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MP SPEAKS | With the rise of extremists and radicals determined to play the deadly race and religious card to destabilise political harmony in Malaysia, the time is ripe to revisit and re-establish an...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Saying some radicals are playing with race and religion to destablise the nation, Batu Kawan MP Kasthuri Patto today called for the setting up of a Parliamentary Interfaith Commission, a...
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PETALING JAYA: Khalid Samad today clarified that he was referring to two activists when he said that they did not bother to meet him in the ongoing dispute over the Taman Rimba Kiara development proje...
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 18): Datuk Ambiga Sreenevasan said Federal Territories Minister Khalid Samad is still her friend but she also reminded the latter that “friends will hold each other to higher stand...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Former Bar Council president Ambiga Sreenevasan has called for a moratorium on the proposed Taman Rimba Kiara development project.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Orang asli legend Sagong Tasi (pic), whose legal case won the first full customary land ownership in Peninsular Malaysia, died materially impoverished, according to the Centre for Orang Asli Concerns (COAC).
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 15): Segambut MP Hannah Yeoh is questioning why the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) is taking so long to take action on the complaints of graft involving the controversia...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Orang asli legend Sagong Tasi, whose land legal case win led to the first full customary land ownership in Peninsular Malaysia, has passed away, according to the Centre for Orang Asli Concerns (COAC).
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PETALING JAYA: A member of a Bar Council panel, M Ramachelvam, has denied that the Inspector-General of Police would have his powers curtailed by the proposed formation of an Independent Police Compla...
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MAY 6 — The Society for the Promotion of Human Rights (Proham) welcomes the assurance by the newly appointed Inspector-General of Police Abdul Hamid Bador who wants the Independent Police Complaints...
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LETTER | The Society for the Promotion of Human Rights (Proham) welcomes the assurance from the newly appointed Inspector-General of Police Abdul Hamid Bador that the Independent Police Complaints and...
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PETALING JAYA: The setting up of the Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) is within the law and will not undermine the powers of the Police Commission, say legal experts.
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Umno supreme council member Lokman Noor Adam is planning to stage a mega rally 10 days after Hari Raya Aidilfitri to protest against the ratification of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal ...
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KUALA LUMPUR : Tan Sri Rais Yatim says he will make it his personal mission to find out what the four academicians said to the Malay Rulers regarding the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Prominent lawyer Muhammad Shafee Abdullah, a former member of the Human Rights Commission (Suhakam) said today that the Rome Statute would apply to a Ruler who turned rogue only if the a...
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 4 — Veteran politician Tan Sri Rais Yatim today slammed the four academics who drew up the executive summary for the Conference of Rulers on the Rome Statute saying their recommend...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Tan Sri Rais Yatim will meet with the four academicians who purportedly advised the Rulers to reject the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court.
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In conjunction with World Press Freedom Day, a coalition of journalist associations has launched its draft proposal for the Malaysian Media Council.
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PETALING JAYA: Branches of the special court handling sexual crimes against children should be set up faster to provide more efficient and easy access to justice for victims.
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KUCHING, April 28 — The Malaysian Bar’s proposed amendment to the Legal Profession Act 1976 will not cover Sarawak that has its own legal practice regulation, Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri James M...
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KOTA KINABALU: The legal fraternities in Sabah and Sarawak are against the extension of the Legal Profession Act (LPA) 2019 to both states.
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KUALA LUMPUR: A coalition called the May First Day will hold a rally on May 1 to highlight the need to increase the current minimum wage from RM1,100 to RM1,800. Its committee member Syazwani Mahmud ...
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 11 ― Lawyer Arun Kasi wrote to the Chief Justice (CJ) and the Bar Council asking each for its view on Attorney General (AG) Tommy Thomas’s speech at the opening of the Legal Ye...
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PETALING JAYA: A lawyer told a forum on the Rome Statute today that the treaty could not be harmful to the Malay rulers as they already lost their immunity when the Federal Constitution was amended mo...
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Cabinet ministers should have been present when Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad announced that Malaysia would withdraw from the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC), according to ...
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 3 — After an extensive public inquiry, the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) announced today that the Special Branch, the special police intelligence team from Bukit ...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court has given parties two weeks to determine the next step in the application by the chief justice to expunge an explosive affidavit filed by a senior judge.
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LETTER | The Malaysian Bar notes the media release issued by the Legal Profession Qualifying Board (LPQB) on March 29 regarding the requirements for holders of the Unified Examination Certificate (UEC...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The government needs more time to review oppressive laws to avoid any flip-flops in the future, said the Home Ministry Its deputy minister Mohd Azis Jamman said it is best to look into s...
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 2 — The Home Ministry is conducting an in-depth study and review of six security laws in its purview before making any recommendations to the Cabinet, said Deputy Home Minister D...
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The requirement for Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) holders to sit for the Certificate in Legal Practice Examination (CLPE) has been changed.
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PETALING JAYA: Lawyer Siti Kassim today accused the new Bar Council office bearers of “unceremoniously” kicking out existing watching brief lawyers for several high-profile court cases.
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PUTRAJAYA, March 29 — The Federal Court today upheld the decision of the Advocates and Solicitors Disciplinary Board (DB) and two lower courts, clearing lawyer Tan Sri Cecil Abraham of professional ...
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The Federal Court today upheld the decision of the Advocates and Solicitors Disciplinary Board and two lower courts clearing lawyer Cecil Abraham of professional misconduct.
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PUTRAJAYA (March 29): The Bar Council today failed again in its appeal to find a senior lawyer Tan Sri Cecil Abraham guilty of professional misconduct, in relation to the second statutory declaration ...
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PUTRAJAYA: The Federal Court today affirmed the findings of the Advocates and Solicitors Disciplinary Board (DB) and two lower courts clearing senior lawyer Cecil Abraham of professional misconduct.
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PETALING JAYA: The Muslim Lawyers’ Association has applied for a watching brief in contempt proceedings against lawyer Arunachalam Kasi, better known as Arun Kasi, who wrote two articles critical of...
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 24 — Save Malaysia Stop Lynas (SMSL) today claimed that the Balok Mangrove reserve in Pahang, located next to the Lynas rare earth processing plant, has been the dumping site of ...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Chief Justice wants the Bar Council to help the judiciary to address issues of public perception.
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 22 — Chief Justice of Malaysia Tan Sri Richard Malanjum today called on the Bar Council to help the judiciary in addressing issues of public perception.
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GEORGE TOWN: A Penang lawyer-turned-poet who was the first in the nation to start a free legal aid centre was honoured by the Bar Council last Saturday with its highest honour – the Lifetime Achieve...
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 16 — The Malaysian Bar today passed five resolutions at its annual general meeting (AGM), including a resolution calling for the government to immediately set up a royal commissi...
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 16 — The Bar Council will observe a money laundering case against high-profile lawyer Datuk Mohd Hafarizam Harun that has purportedly raised constitutional issues.