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Malaysians must get out of the extraordinary trap where every race and religion suspects, distrusts and fears other races and religions, says veteran DAP leader Lim Kit Siang (photo, above).
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PETALING JAYA: A lawyer has called for “constructive feedback” on the Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) bill, which recently came under criticism by an NGO which comp...
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PETALING JAYA: A retired judge has urged the Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC) to appoint judges to the High Court on a temporary basis to ensure that they are fully independent.
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PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Bar has denied that it received a request for assistance after a lawyer was charged with obstructing a police officer from carrying out his duties.
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LETTER | The Malaysian Bar views with concern recent media reports on the Perak menteri besar’s suggestion that there are no Orang Asli customary or ancestral lands in Perak as these lands are not r...
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The Malaysian Bar views with concern recent media reports on the Perak menteri besar’s suggestion that there are no Orang Asli customary or ancestral lands in Perak as these lands are not recognised...
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IPOH, July 31 — The Malaysian Bar president Abdul Fareed Abdul Gafoor explained today that the Orang Asli has the right to claim their ancestral lands based on the precedent court judgements, despit...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Large blue containers containing around a million crickets filled a shophouse in Kuala Lumpur.
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THE Malaysian Bar lauds the tabling of the Independent Police Complaints of Misconduct Commis­sion Bill 2019 (IPCMC) by the government on July 18 in partial fulfilment of Pakatan Harapan’s election...
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THIS is a book that weighs heavily on the conscience.
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JULY 17 — We all look towardsthe authorities and lawful agencies to protect our rights, to treat us with respect and to keep us safe, as this is their role.
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THE Malaysian Bar is appalled and deeply disturbed by the death of Nigerian national and doctorate student Thomas Orhions Ewansiha (“Thomas”), on July 9, the fifth day of his detention by the Immi...
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JULY 16 — The Malaysian Bar is appalled and deeply disturbed by the death of Nigerian national and doctorate student Thomas Orhions Ewansiha (“Thomas”), aged 33, on 9 July 2019, the fifth day of...
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Malaysian Bar president Abdul Fareed Abdul Gafoor said one death in custody was one too many.
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 16): The Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) has rejected a representation letter made by Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s lawyer Datuk Wira Mohd Hafarizam Harun, who is facing two counts...
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 15): The Attorney General's Chambers (AGC) has rejected a representation letter made by Datuk Seri Najib Razak's lawyer Datuk Wira Mohd Hafarizam Harun, who is facing two counts of ...
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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 — 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: The Malaysian Bar welcomes the decision of the police former legal unit chief Datuk Moktar Mohd Noor to withdraw from the special task force to probe the enforced disappearances of activist Amri Che Mat and Pastor Raymond Koh.
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PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Bar has welcomed the government’s decision to decriminalise drugs as the amendments are seen as necessary for a holistic drug policy.
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The Malaysian Bar said they support the government’s move to decriminalise drug use as many lawyers have witnessed the legal and personal consequences of a hardline approach to the people and their ...
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PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Bar has welcomed the government's decision to decriminalise drugs, saying that these reforms are essential to a holistic drug policy.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Refugees should be given opportunities to work in plantations or other sectors where there are vacancies not filled up by Malaysians, says the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
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The Malaysian Bar is planning to meet with the Home Minister on the perennial issue of refugees being detained by the authorities and put in detention centres despite their refugee status.Bar presiden...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Bar is planning to meet with the Home Minister on the perennial issue of refugees being detained by the authorities and put in detention centres despite their refugee status.
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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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PUTRAJAYA: Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s judicial review to challenge the validity of the appointment of two former top judges has come to an end as the Federal Court here yesterday dismi...
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PUTRAJAYA (Bernama): Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad's judicial review to challenge the validity of the appointment of two former top judges has come to an end as the Federal Court here dismissed his application for leave to appeal.
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PUTRAJAYA: Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s (pix) judicial review to challenge the validity of the appointment of two former top judges has come to an end as the Federal Court here today dis...
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Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad's judicial review to challenge the validity of the appointment of two former top judges has come to an end as the Federal Court in Putrajaya today dismissed his appl...
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PUTRAJAYA (July 1): Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad's judicial review to challenge the validity of the appointment of two former top judges has come to an end as the Federal Court here today di...
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PUTRAJAYA (July 1): Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad's judicial review to challenge the validity of the appointment of two former top judges has come to an end as the Federal Court here today di...
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Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad — Bernama file photo PUTRAJAYA: Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s judicial review to challenge the validity of the appointment of two former top judges has come to ...
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PUTRAJAYA: Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s bid to challenge the validity of two former top judges’ appointment came to an end today after the Federal Court dismissed the prime minister’s application to pr...
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 29 — Instead of being able to focus on fighting the corruption plague in Malaysia as is her job, Latheefa Koya was today forced to rebut a political party who questioned her cerem...
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Malaysian Bar president Abdul Fareed Abdul Gafoor (above) has assured that it will not tolerate any form of sexual harassment.
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PUTRAJAYA: Home Minister Muhyiddin Yassin said the government has exhausted all legal processes to investigate the death of political aide Teoh Beng Hock, including setting up a royal commission of in...
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PETALING JAYA: A group dedicated to seeking justice for political aide Teoh Beng Hock today urged the Cabinet and Attorney-General Tommy Thomas to explain why the police are now investigating his deat...
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A group seeking justice for Teoh Beng Hock today demanded an explanation from the attorney-general on the re-classification of the police investigation into Teoh's death in 2009.
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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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JUNE 20 — On this World Refugee Day 2019 – which is observed on 20 June annually – the Malaysian Bar calls on the Government to take concrete steps to respect and uphold the rights and dignity o...
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 19 ― The Malaysian Bar has expressed its disagreement against former chief justice (CJ) Tun Zaki Azmi, who reportedly urged judges to be more selective in allowing postponement of...
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PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Bar has disagreed with former Chief Justice of the Federal Court, Tun Zaki Azmi’s call to judges to be more selective in allowing postponement of cases.
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The Malaysian Bar disagrees with former chief justice Zaki Azmi's call for judges to be more selective in allowing lawyers to seek postponements of cases being heard in court.
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JOHOR BARU: The High Court here has directed the Johor Land and Mines director to negotiate with a group of Orang Asli over land the state government acquired in 1993, which is 26 years ago.
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THE Malaysian Bar is deeply concerned about the frequency and severity of water pollution incidents – a form of environmental damage – in the country.
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PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Bar has expressed concern over the frequency and severity of water pollution incidents in the country.
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 16 — Malaysian Bar president Abdul Fareed Abdul Gafoor today urged Putrajaya to take stern enforcement action against culprits behind industrial pollution damaging the environment...
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PETALING JAYA: Contamination of water sources must be regarded as a threat to national security and well-being and dealt with urgently, the Malaysian Bar said.
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LETTER | The Malaysian Bar is deeply concerned about the frequency and severity of water pollution incidents – a form of environmental damage – in the country.
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PETALING JAYA: The proposal to decriminalise attempted suicide is a right step towards removing the stigma attached to those with mental health issues, says Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye.
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PETALING JAYA: The police should be free to investigate the allegations of the sex videos that have gone viral without fear or favour, say lawyers and civil society organisations.
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Much has been said about the recent controversial appointment of Latheefa Koya to head the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC). The premature end to Mohd Shukri Abdull’s tenure as MACC chief...
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PETALING JAYA: The parliamentary select committee (PSC) on major public appointments does not have the power to appoint or reject candidates chosen by the government to take up lead roles in its agenc...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The MCA has launched a government monitoring committee to keep tabs on the Pakatan Harapan government's performance.
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ALOR SETAR: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad says the appointment of Latheefa Koya as the new Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief commissioner is final.
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 8 — Politicians from both sides of the political divide, analysts and pundits have all weighed in on the prime minister’s unilateral appointment of human rights lawyer Latheefa ...
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KUALA LUMPUR: While there are “strong merits” to the criticism against Tun Dr Mahathir Moha­mad’s unilateral appointment of Latheefa Koya as the new MACC chief commissioner, critics should realise that the premiership comes with certain privileges, says Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Hanipa Maidin.
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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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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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PETALING JAYA: Latheefa Koya’s appointment as the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief commissioner continues to be questioned, especially after Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad admitted that it was his sole decision to put her in the hot seat.
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PETALING JAYA: Newly-minted Malaysian Anti-Corruption Com­mission (MACC) chief commissioner Latheefa Koya has found support from several quarters over her controversial appointment.
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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: Pakatan Harapan’s (PH) selection of ex-PKR member Latheefa Koya to head the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) could jeopardise the perception of the agency’s independence,...
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The Malaysian Bar has expressed concerns over the way in which Latheefa Koya was appointed as MACC chief.
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KUCHING, June 6 ― Former legal affairs minister Datuk Seri Nancy Shukri said it is the prerogative of Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to choose the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC)...
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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: It is up to the rakyat to decide if they agree with the manner of Latheefa Koya's appointment as the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission's chief commissioner, says a Gabungan Parti Sarawak lawmaker.
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 6 — Prominent lawyer and activist Siti Kasim today took the Malaysian Bar president to task for using his post to express his personal political views on the appointment of the ne...
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PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Bar today questioned the manner in which lawyer Latheefa Koya was appointed as chief commissioner of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), noting the lack of co...
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 6 — Pakatan Harapan’s disregard for its own pledges when selecting ex-PKR member Latheefa Koya to head the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) could jeopardise the agenc...
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PETALING JAYA: PAS has welcomed the appointment of Latheefa Koya as chief commissioner of the Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission (MACC).
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PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Bar is concerned with the manner in which Latheefa Koya was appointed as chief commissioner of the Malaysian Anti- Corruption Commission (MACC), as well as her suitability to the post.
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 5 — Latheefa Koya has made history by becoming Malaysia’s first-ever woman to head the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC). Latheefa is the fifth MACC chief commissioner...
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PETALING JAYA: Newly appointed chief commissioner of the Malaysian Anti-Corrup­tion Com­mis­sion (MACC) Latheefa Koya is not only noted for her legal work in the human rights sphere but also as a plain-speaking lawyer and political party member.Whether it’s anti-death penalty, lock-up deaths, religious freedom, the treatment of migrant workers or about refugees, Latheefa has worked on them all.
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PETALING JAYA: Lawyers for Liberty (LFL) today announced the appointment of human rights lawyer Melissa Sasidaran as the new director of the human rights and law reform body.
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PETALING JAYA: Latheefa Koya’s resignation from Lawyers for Liberty (LFL), was swiftly followed by her decision to quit PKR.
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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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PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Bar today urged its members to be “vigilant and circumspect” before taking on a case in the wake of a lawyer’s decision to withdraw from an inquest into a fireman’...
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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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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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KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): Lawyer Syazlin Mansor was in a conflict of interest position when she represented the Housing and Local Government Ministry, Fire and Rescue Department and family of Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim in the inquest into the fireman's death, says Attorney-General Tommy Thomas.
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 28): Lawyer Syazlin Mansor was in a conflict of interest position as she represented the Housing and Local Government Ministry, Fire and Rescue Department and family of firefighter...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Lawyer Syazlin Mansor was in a conflict of interest position as she represented the Housing and Local Government Ministry, Fire and Rescue Department and family of firefighter Muhammad A...
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THE Malaysian Bar is disappointed by the action taken by the Perak state government on May 16 to demolish the blockade set up by the orang asli community at Kampung Tasik Cunex, Gerik, Perak, to prote...
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KUALA LUMPUR: A former security guard who says he was dismissed from employment at the US embassy here will write to the human resources minister to clarify whether foreign missions are immune to loca...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Bar has reiterated its call for the Perak government to suspend all logging activities in areas which may overlap with lands claimed by the orang asli in Kampung Tasik Cunex, Gerik.
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The Malaysian Bar has dismissed Perak Menteri Besar Ahmad Faizal Azumu’s assertion that the dismantling of a blockade put up by the Orang Asli community in Kampung Tasik Cunex in Gerik was lawful.
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PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Bar has expressed its disappointment over the action by the Perak government on May 16 to demolish a blockade against logging set up by the Kampung Tasik Cunex Gerik Orang...
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THOUGH Tan Sri Richard Malanjum retired as Chief Justice of the Federal Court on April 12, the tributes are still pouring in.
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 18 — Prominent lawyer and social actvist Datuk Ambiga Sreenevasan today called for a suspension of any development on Taman Rimba Kiara.