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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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KINI ROUNDUP | Key headlines you may have missed yesterday, in brief. 1.
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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.
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 15 — The Malaysian Bar is not biased towards any political party, outgoing president George Varughese maintains, but he is delighted that Pakatan Harapan (PH) won the 2018 electi...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The night of May 9 last year was certainly filled with tension and anxiety for Malaysian Bar president George Varughese as the general election results trickled in.
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Pakatan Harapan should not be distracted by the Umno-PAS alliance's rhetoric, said former Bar Council president Ambiga Sreenevasan.
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PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Bar intends to take a legal position on two lawyers being hauled up for showing disrespect to the court, its president George Varughese said.
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The Indira Gandhi Action Team (Ingat) has rebuffed the National Registration Department's (NRD) demand for an apology, saying that its concerns are legitimate and the NRD should not be too defensive.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Bar Council and the Royal Thai Embassy have launched a legal aid scheme called the Thai Citizens Legal Aid Scheme (T-CLAS) in an effort to extend legal assistance to Thai nationals i...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 28 — Lawyer Arun Kasi said he will challenge the contempt of court proceedings initiated by the attorney general against him over his alleged “scandalising” of Federal Court ju...
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Lawyer Arun Kasi (photo, above) has vowed to challenge contempt proceedings brought about by attorney-general Tommy Thomas against him.
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PETALING JAYA: One of the country’s foremost legal minds says it is premature to set up a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) into allegations of judicial misconduct based on an affidavit.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 22 — The Malaysian Bar has reiterated its call for the government to expand the terms of reference for the upcoming Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) investigating the allegations ...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 22 — The Bar Council should have sent representatives to observe the money-laundering case against Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s lawyer Datuk Mohd Hafarizam Harun, said lawyer Tan Sri...
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ADUN SPEAKS | Malaysia was hailed as the model of democracy for the whole world after the bloodless transition of the government on 9th of May 2018.
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The Advocates Association of Sarawak (AAS) has proposed to the government to set up a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) over the allegation of judicial interference in the affidavit made by a sitting ...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Former Bar Council president Ambiga Sreenevasan has joined the call for a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) into allegations of judicial misconduct, saying this is needed to vindicate ju...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Prominent activist Ambiga Sreenevasan said Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad should be credited for several “good” measures in his administration since coming to power last year, bu...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Lawyer Sangeet Kaur Deo has called on the government and Chief Justice to immediately look into the claims by Court of Appeal judge Datuk Dr Hamid Sultan Abu Backer, contained in his aff...
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PETALING JAYA: Lawyer Sangeet Kaur Deo has questioned the Bar Council’s silence on her legal action against the alleged failure of Chief Justice Richard Malanjum to complete investigations into case...
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PETALING JAYA: The Seafield Sri Maha Mariamman temple task force has filed an application to suspend the on-going inquest into the death of fireman Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim.
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SHAH ALAM: The coroner of the inquest into the death of firefighter Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim visited the scene of the riots near a Hindu temple in USJ 25, Subang Jaya, near here, today.
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SHAH ALAM (Feb 12): The coroner of the inquest into the death of firefighter Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim visited the scene of the riots near a Hindu temple in USJ 25, Subang Jaya, near here, today.
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SHAH ALAM: The High Court has dismissed applications by the Seafield Sri Maha Mariamman temple task force and devotees to take part in the inquest into the death of fireman Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim.
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PETALING JAYA: Penang-based lawyer V Sithambaram has been roped in to appear along with counsel Sulaiman Abdullah to prosecute Najib Razak, who is facing a slew of charges in relation to SRC Internati...
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SHAH ALAM: Fifty devotees of the Seafield Sri Maha Mariamman Temple and the temple’s task force today failed in their bid to become interested parties and participate in the inquest to determine the...
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SHAH ALAM: The Coroner’s Court set up to determine the cause of fireman Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim’s death last year has refused the application of the Seafield Sri Maha Mariamman temple task force...
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SHAH ALAM: The High Court today set aside the order by a coroner to compel the conducting officer to prepare statements for seven witnesses scheduled to take the stand in the inquest to determine the ...
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Former Bar Council chairperson Ambiga Sreenevasan, who described herself as one of Pakatan Harapan's toughest critics, has urged voters to show BN the exit in tomorrow's Cameron Highlands by-election.
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Umno Youth has demanded an explanation from attorney-general Tommy Thomas and chief justice Richard Malanjum over their controversial dance video.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 19 — The federal government’s unprecedented lawsuit against the Kelantan state government on behalf of the Orang Asli community is not linked to next week’s Cameron Highlands b...
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PETALING JAYA: An interest group representing over 13,000 people from the Orang Asli community in Kelantan has rubbished any suggestion that Putrajaya’s legal suit on their behalf could be political...
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SHAH ALAM: The Coroner’s Court here today set Feb 11 to April 12 for the inquest proceeding to determine the cause of firefighter Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim’s death.
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SHAH ALAM: Thirty witnesses are expected to take the stand when the inquest to determine the cause of fireman Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim’s death begins on Feb 11.
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SHAH ALAM, Jan 18 ― The Coroner’s Court has set dates from February 11 to April 12 to hear the inquest into the death of fireman Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim, who perished after sustaining injuries a...
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LETTER | Sangeet Kau Deo, the daughter of Karpal Singh, on Monday filed an action against the chief justice (CJ) for failing in his duties, among others, to defend the judiciary, particularly in conne...
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The government is studying six laws to consider amending or repealing them, said Home Minister Muhyiddin Yassin.
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PUTRAJAYA, Jan 14 — Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin today said discussions are still ongoing to ascertain whether to retain, amend or abolish the contentious Security Offences (Special Measur...
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PUTRAJAYA, Jan 11 — Two legal professional bodies today urged the government to publicly release the Institutional Reforms Committee’s (IRC) recommendations to reform public institutions, but law ...
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A PKR lawmaker is disheartened that the controversial Sedition Act continues to be invoked under the Pakatan Harapan government.
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PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Bar has submitted to the attorney-general (AG) its proposals to revamp the Legal Profession Act (LPA) towards self-regulating the legal profession in the peninsula.
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Lawyer N Surendran has criticised Pakatan Harapan leaders in the government who are now silent over the use of the Sedition Act.
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PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Retired Senior Police Officers Association (Respa) has given its support to the government on retaining current security laws.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 4 — The Malaysian Bar will attend the Opening of the Legal Year ceremony organised by the judiciary after being absent last year, its president George Varughese confirmed.
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PETALING JAYA: It is improper and unfair for PAS to accuse the attorney-general (AG) of failing to take action against rumours circulating about the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, said lawyer Baljit Sidhu.