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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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According to research by Center For A Better Tomorrow (Cenbet), over half of Malaysians don’t believe the police is trustworthy.
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PUTRAJAYA: The Federal Court has reserved judgment in a case on the granting of Extension of Time (EOT) for property development projects.
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PETALING JAYA: Lawyers and a retired judge have hailed the appointment of Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat as chief justice, saying she is well qualified to lead the judiciary.
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The Malaysian Bar has welcomed the appointment of Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat as the new chief justice of Malaysia.
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PUTRAJAYA: The Judicial and Legal Service Officers Association (Jalsoa) says it will obtain feedback from its members on separating the roles of attorney-general (AG) and public prosecutor (PP). Jalso...
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 12 — Tan Sri Richard Malanjum retires today as the chief justice with the shortest tenure in the country’s history, but the Sabahan ensured that his brief nine-month stint as M...
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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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KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK, AFP) - The Attorney-General should explain why murder charges against Vietnamese suspect Doan Thi Huong were not dropped, says newly minted Malaysian Bar pres...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Newly-elected president of the Malaysian Bar, Abdul Fareed Abdul Gafoor, said it would be good for Attorney-General Tommy Thomas to explain the decision to free Indonesian citizen Siti A...
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KUALA LUMPUR: In its 73rd annual general meeting, the Malaysian Bar is expected to vote on resolutions regarding issues such as the delay in the abolition of draconian laws and the claims of judicial misconduct made by appellate judge Datuk Dr Hamid Sultan Abu Backer.
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 16 — The Malaysian Bar will be discussing and voting today on nine proposed resolutions ranging from urging the government to end its alleged “procrastination” in implementin...
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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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PETALING JAYA: The Attorney General has the right to drop charges against Indonesian Siti Aisyah, said outgoing Malaysian Bar president George Varughese amid concerns of double standards towards her co-accused, Viet­­­­namese Doan Thi Huong.
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PETALING JAYA: Attorney General Tommy Thomas may have his reasons for dropping charges against Siti Aisyah, but continues the prosecution of Doan Thi Huong in the Kim Jong-nam’s murder case, says the Malaysian Bar.
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 15 — The Attorney General has the prerogative to drop charges against Siti Aisyah and continue the prosecution of Doan Thi Huong in Kim Jong-nam’s murder, the Malaysian Bar sai...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Outgoing Malaysian Bar president George Varughese has called for slightly longer tenures for the posts of chief justice, Court of Appeal president, chief judge of Malaya and chief judge ...
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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 (March 14): The Prime Minister should only be allowed a limited role in vetoing the recommendations made by the Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC) in the appointment and elevation or ...
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 14 — The lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community are human beings and Malaysian citizens whose rights must be recognised, the Malaysian Bar said today.
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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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KUALA LUMPUR, March 14 — Malaysia’s three legal associations should join the Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC) to help select superior court judges, the Malaysian Bar said today.
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KUALA LUMPUR (March 5): The Government should abolish the death penalty once and for all, says the Malaysian Bar.
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 5 — The Malaysian Bar has called upon the Pakatan Harapan government to keep its promise and abolish the death penalty at the upcoming Parliament sitting.
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PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Bar today said it was appalled that former de facto law minister Nazri Aziz had cast aspersions on the appointment of an attorney-general who is “not a Bumiputera or Mal...
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PETALING JAYA: There is nothing in the Federal Constitution that bars a non-Malay, non-Muslim or non-bumiputra from holding any official position in the three branches of the government – the executive, legislative or judiciary, says the Malaysian Bar.
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 2 — Nothing in the Federal Constitution prohibits a non-Malay or a non-Muslim from holding any official positions in the executive, Parliament, or the judiciary, the Malaysian Ba...
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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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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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PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Bar voiced concern today over the Perak government’s stand on logging activities in areas claimed by the Orang Asli community as customary land, saying the land may in f...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Bar commends the government’s decision to form a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) to investigate the allegations of judicial interference and judicial misconduct made by...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 22): The Malaysian Bar commends the Government’s decision to form a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) to investigate the allegations of judicial interference and judicial misconduc...
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PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Bar says the government must seize the opportunity to address allegations of judicial interference and misconduct following its decision to set up a royal commission of in...
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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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The Malaysian Bar has lauded the government's decision to set up a royal commission of inquiry (RCI) into the judiciary but wants an expanded term of reference that can recommend holistic reforms.
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PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Bar has joined the chorus by legal experts and politicians for an immediate Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) to weed out the “rotten apples” in the judiciary as alleged by Court of Appeal judge Datuk Dr Hamid Sultan Abu Backer.
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PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Bar has refuted lawyer Sangeet Kaur Deo’s assertion that the it has remained silent on the allegations of judicial interference that were made by Justice Datuk Dr Haji H...
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The Malaysian Bar has reiterated its calls for a royal commission of inquiry into the recent explosive allegations of judicial interference, stating that the urgency is "greater than ever before." Bar...
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PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Bar has once again urged Putrajaya to set up a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) over allegations of judicial misconduct as outlined in an affidavit authored by a senior j...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 17 ― The Malaysian Bar has denied lawyer Sangeet Kaur Deo's assertion that it had remained silent on the allegations of judicial interference that were made by Court of Appeal Judg...
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PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Bar joins in the call for an immediate Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) into allegations by Court of Appeal judge Datuk Dr Hamid Sultan Abu Backer that there were collusions between judges and litigants to pervert the cause of justice.
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PETALING JAYA: Social gatherings between members of the judiciary and the law fraternity do not jeopardise integrity and impartiality of administration of justice, said the Malaysian Bar.
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PETALING JAYA: Social gatherings between members of the judiciary and lawyers do not jeopardise the integrity, impartiality of administration of justice, says the Malaysian Bar.
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PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Bar today slammed calls for the chief justice and attorney-general to resign over a video clip showing them dancing with lawyers at a dinner organised by the Sabah Law Soc...
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The integrity of the administration of justice would not be jeopardised just because chief justice Richard Malanjum, attorney-general Tommy Thomas and de facto law minister Liew Vui Keong danced toge...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 19 — The Malaysian Bar yesterday voiced disapproval of Datuk Seri Najib Razak's lawyers' bid to postpone his trial that was scheduled to start next month, pointing out that applica...
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PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Bar has cautioned Najib Razak’s legal team of disciplinary action after it sought to postpone the SRC International Sdn Bhd trial.
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PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Bar said defining what constitutes as insults for authorities to take action under the Sedition Act does not mitigate the “oppressive and tyrannical nature” of the act...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 11 ― The Malaysian Bar has urged the government to reinstate the moratorium on the Sedition Act 1948 pendings its repeal and for police to cease all investigations under the law.
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PUTRAJAYA : The Malaysian Bar will continue to voice its concerns on the continued use of oppressive laws, said its president George Varughese ( pix ).
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PUTRAJAYA: The Malaysian Bar today once again expressed its disappointment with the Federal Court bench which last year declined to rule if the reappointment of two retired senior judges was constitut...
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PUTRAJAYA: The Malaysian Bar will continue voicing out its concerns over the continued use of oppressive laws, says Bar president George Varughese.
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PUTRAJAYA, Jan 11 — The government should mull providing legal aid services for groups such as foreign workers and refugees, the Malaysian Bar suggested today.
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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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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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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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PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Bar has urged Pakatan Harapan (PH) to abolish all oppressive and draconian laws, including the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 (Sosma) and Prevention of Cri...
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PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Bar has joined the chorus of protest against the government’s decision to retain the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 (Sosma) and the Prevention of Crime Ac...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 6 — The Malaysian Bar has urged Pakatan Harapan (PH) to keep its election manifesto promise to abolish all oppressive and draconian laws, including the Security Offences (Special M...
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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: After giving last year’s Opening of the Legal Year (OLY) event a miss due to conflict with the judiciary over the appointment of two top judges beyond their retirement age, the Malays...