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De facto Law Minister Liew Vui Keong today told the Dewan Rakyat that the government is in the process of reviewing the Sedition Act 1948 with plans of abolishing it.Liew was responding to a question...
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KUALA LUMPUR - Singapore's Speaker of Parliament Tan Chuan-Jin who is in Kuala Lumpur paid courtesy calls on Tuesday (March 19) to Malaysian leaders and observed a sitting of the Malaysian parliament.
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PARLIAMENT | The federal government welcomed constructive criticism and towards this has ordered the police not to apply the Sedition Act 1948 against government critics.
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KUALA LUMPUR: A minister says the Pakatan Harapan government is against any attempt at suppressing criticism directed at its leaders, following the arrest of a man for insulting Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
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KINI ROUNDUP | Here are key headlines you may have missed yesterday, in brief. 1.
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The Dewan Negara which defeated the repeal of the Anti-Fake News Act 2018 passed by the Dewan Rakyat will not be able to stop it when it is re-tabled in the lower house and approved for a second time,...
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KOTA KINABALU: The Sabah government will consider dropping the term ‘state’ if the amendment to Article 1 (2) of the Federal Constitution receives the support of elected representatives in Parliam...
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The Sabah government will consider dropping the term 'state' if the amendment to Article 1(2) of the Federal Constitution receives the support of elected representatives in Parliament.
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A Pakatan Harapan lawmaker has rebutted claims by human rights groups that the government was making a U-turn on the abolition of the death penalty.
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LETTER | Malaysians against Death Penalty and Torture (Madpet) is saddened by the alleged U-turn by Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad and his cabinet members who had decided earlier to abolish the de...
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PARLIAMENT | The government has no intention to sue investment giant Goldman Sachs Group Inc or any other parties in the US over the funds taken from state fund 1MDB. This is in order to focus on loca...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Liew Vui Keong says it is up to the attorney-general to proceed with or dismiss charges against an accused person, following a court decisio...
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KUALA LUMPUR • The Malaysian government will seek to scrap the mandatory death penalty for 11 offences, including for committing acts of terrorism, the de facto Deputy Law Minister Mohamed Hanipa Ma...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia has rowed back on an earlier plan to completely repeal the death penalty, saying that while the government will abolish mandatory capital punishment, it will leave it for court...
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KUALA LUMPUR (March 13): Malaysia has rowed back on an earlier plan to repeal the death penalty, saying that while the government will abolish mandatory capital punishment it will leave it for courts ...
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KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The Malaysian government will seek to abolish the mandatory death penalty for 11 offences, Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Mohamed Hanipa...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Putrajaya plans to abolish the mandatory death penalty and replace it with discretionary death sentences for 11 offences under two acts, the Dewan Rakyat was told today.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Sabah and Sarawak’s quest for rights enshrined in the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63) will be the the focus when Dewan Rakyat convenes again on Monday.
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The cabinet has decided to amend Article 1(2) of the Federal Constitution with the purpose of restoring Sabah and Sarawak's status as equal partners with Malaya.
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KOTA KINABALU: De facto law minister Liew Vui Keong will table a bill in Parliament next month to restore the wording of Article 1(2) of the Federal Constitution to what existed before 1976.
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The death penalty for drug-related offences might be abolished while judges could be given the discretion to impose the death penalty for certain crimes.
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Da facto Law Minister Liew Vui Keong said Malaysia "will never" consider enacting lèse majesté law to protect its royal institution from criticism.
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The police have presented several proposals on the decision to formulate, abolish, update and amend more than 100 laws in the coming Parliamentary session on Monday.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Inspector-General of Police Mohamad Fuzi Harun has urged the government to consider royal commission of inquiry (RCI) recommendations for the welfare of police personnel when it tables t...
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PETALING JAYA: Two lawyers have called for a moratorium on the execution of death row inmates until Parliament votes on a bill seeking the abolition of the death penalty.
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PUTRAJAYA: Dr Mahathir Mohamad today held a meeting for almost two hours on the review of the Malaysia Agreement 1963 and said there is little disagreement between the federal government and Sabah and...
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LETTER | I refer to the Human Resource Minister M Kulasegaran’s recent response to the plight of Indira Gandhi (above) whereby he said, “…it would be very improper to interfere in another minist...
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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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PETALING JAYA: Australia has rejected Sirul Azhar Umar’s claim for asylum, which could see the former policeman convicted of murdering Mongolian national Altantuya Shaariibuu deported to Malaysia if...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Stalkers, peeping Toms and those who pry into the lives of others risk legal action and punishment once the proposed legislation on the matter is approved this year.
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Deputy Prime Minister Dr Wan Azizah said today that she would welcome the proposed establishment of a royal commission of inquiry into allegations of misconduct in the judiciary.
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SANDAKAN: The government will leave all options open, including a proposal to set up a royal commission of inquiry (RCI), with regard to action the government should take following an allegation made ...
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The government will leave all options open, including setting up a royal commission of inquiry, on action to be taken following an allegation made by a Court of Appeal judge on judicial misconduct.
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The government has never considered enacting the lese majeste law which is practised in Thailand, according to Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Liew Vui Keong.
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ISKANDAR PUTERI, JOHOR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Malaysia has no plans to follow the footsteps of Thailand in enacting a lese majeste law to protect its Malay rulers.
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The cabinet will make a decision on the tabling in Parliament of the proposal to abolish the death penalty before the Dewan Rakyat convenes next month, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Li...
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ISKANDAR PUTERI: Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Liew Vui Keong says a decision on bringing a proposal to Parliament to abolish the death penalty will be made by the Cabinet soon.
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PAS has asked the Attorney-General's Chambers (AGC) to explain its reason for dropping a charge against lawyer Siti Kasim for showing her middle finger to a forum audience in 2016.
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KUALA LUMPUR • Malaysia's Deputy Prime Minister Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said yesterday that more needs to be done to reduce Malay unhappiness with the Pakatan Harapan (PH) administration.
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LETTER | Last week the de facto law minister Liew Vui Keong announced that a large number of laws (100) will be abolished or amended at the next Parliamentary sitting in March.
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KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysia's Deputy Prime Minister Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said on Friday (Feb 1) that more needs to be done to placate Malay unhappiness with the Pakatan Harapan (PH) administraton.
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Penang MCA's campaign against the abolition of the death penalty has courted flak from lawyers.
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There is no need for a Constitutional Court in Malaysia as the Federal Court can handle such cases, Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Liew Vui Keong said today.
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SANDAKAN: A bill to abolish the Sedition Act 1948 will be tabled in Parliament in March, says Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Liew Vui Keong.
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PETALING JAYA: Petaling Jaya MP Maria Chin Abdullah has expressed support for the government’s intention to enact, amend and repeal 113 laws.
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Over 100 laws will be enacted, amended, updated and repealed, says de facto Law Minister Liew Vui Keong.
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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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Resignations would have been tendered if top legal officials and members of the executive had been filmed dancing together on stage in the West, said PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Jan 22): Malaysia’s new strategy to combat drugs will focus on health and social support for users rather than enforcing criminal laws.
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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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The Advocates Association of Sarawak (AAS) has hit out what it described as the politicisation of the dance at a Kota Kinabalu gala event hosted for the legal fraternity, adding that critics do not un...
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Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Liew Vui Keong has downplayed criticisms over a video which showed him dancing on stage with Chief Justice Richard Malanjum and attorney-general Tommy Thoma...
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De facto Deputy Law Minister Hanipa Maidin is puzzled by the fuss over chief justice Richard Malanjum, attorney-general Tommy Thomas and de facto law minister Liew Vui Keong dancing together.
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The video of Chief Justice Richard Malanjum and attorney-general Tommy Thomas dancing together with the executive is bad for the perception of judicial independence, said lawyer Haniff Khatri Abdulla.
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PETALING JAYA: The body regulating lawyers in Sabah has shot back at criticism over a video clip showing top members of the judiciary dancing with a minister and several lawyers during a dinner event ...
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The Sabah Law Society (SLS) has defended Chief Justice Richard Malanjum, attorney-general Tommy Thomas and de facto law minister Liew Vui Keong dancing together yesterday.
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PKR leadership council member Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad has cautioned the judiciary and executive to be mindful about how they mingle in public.
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SINGAPORE (BLOOMBERG) - Malaysia's new strategy to combat drugs will focus on health and social support for users rather than enforcing criminal laws.
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Umno Youth chief Asyraf Wajdi Dusuki has cried foul over the conduct of Chief Justice Richard Malanjum, attorney-general Tommy Thomas and Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Liew Vui Keong.
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The government will not hold a referendum in deciding to abolish the death penalty, Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Liew Vui Keong said.
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The government is seriously considering imposing a curfew for those below the age of 18, in efforts to curb drug abuse, Deputy Prime Minister Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said today.
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PUTRAJAYA: Malaysian judges and judicial officers have received training from the United States Department of Justice (DoJ) on how to deal with modern crimes, said Chief Justice Richard Malanjum.
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The proposed laws criminalising criticisms of the monarchy would not bring respect towards Malaysia's record on human rights, New York-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) has said.
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PUTRAJAYA • Malaysia needs to properly define what statements are considered insulting to the royal institution, Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said yesterday, as his government announced that it w...
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PETALING JAYA: The rulers are constitutional monarchs and as such the public must be given space to question their conduct, say lawyers as a debate takes shape on whether the royalty could be subject ...
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PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia’s laws must properly define what is considered insulting to the monarchy, said Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad on Thursday (Jan 10).
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PUTRAJAYA: Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad says the government will consider what constitutes an insult before any introduction of stiffer laws to protect the monarchy from criticism, as announced ...
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The government is to enact new legislation to protect the sanctity of the institution of the monarchy from being humiliated and attacked by irresponsible people, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Dep...
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PUTRAJAYA: The government may introduce stiffer laws to protect the monarchy from criticism, de facto law minister Liew Vui Keong said today in the wake of the arrest of several individuals over their...