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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.
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THE Malaysian Bar is deeply concerned by the Malaysian government’s action in deporting Praphan Pipithnamporn, an asylum seeker registered by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR...
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PUTRAJAYA : Judges must consistently make right decisions without fear or favour if the judiciary aims to regain its credibility, says Attorney-General Tommy Thomas.
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LETTER | The Malaysian Bar is deeply concerned with the Malaysian government’s action in deporting Praphan Pipithnamporn, an asylum seeker registered with the UNHCR in Kuala Lumpur, to Thailand on M...
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PUTRAJAYA: The Sarawak legal profession hopes that Chief Justice Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat will continue with the reforms laid out by her predecessor for the judiciary.
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MAY 17 — The Malaysian Bar is deeply concerned with the Malaysian Government’s action in deporting Praphan Pipithnamporn, an asylum seeker registered by the United Nations High Commissioner for Re...
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PETALING JAYA: A five-member independent tribunal will decide on May 24 if it has jurisdiction to investigate six former Election Commission (EC) members over allegations of misconduct in relation to ...
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PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Bar has urged the public prosecutor to review the process of representation, saying it may jeopardise fairness and efficiency in criminal proceedings.
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The Malaysian Bar has urged the Attorney-General's Chambers (AGC) to review the procedures involved in deciding whether to discontinue or withdraw case proceedings.
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 16 ― The attorney-general who is also public prosecutor (PP) urgently needs to examine existing representation procedures in criminal cases, the Malaysian Bar said today after publ...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court here today dismissed an application by lawyer Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah (pix), who is facing two money laundering charges totalling RM9.5mil, to recover his passpor...
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The High Court here today dismissed an application by lawyer Muhammad Shafee Abdullah (above), who is facing two money laundering charges totalling RM9.5mil, to recover his passport in order to attend...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court here today dismissed an application by lawyer Muhammad Shafee Abdullah, who is facing two charges of money laundering totalling RM9.5 million, to recover his passport in o...
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 14 — The High Court here today dismissed an application by lawyer Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah who is facing two money laundering charges totalling RM9.5 million to recover his...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): The High Court here has dismissed an application by lawyer Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah, who is facing two money laundering charges totalling RM9.5mil, to recover his passport in order to attend a criminal case in Australia.
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THE Malaysian Bar commends and supports the new Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Datuk Seri Abdul Hamid Bador’s recent statement, as reported in the media, that he “(takes) responsibility in ensu...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Bar has urged the government to set up the Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) without any further delay.
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 12 — Malaysian Bar president Datuk Abdul Fareed Abdul Gafoor today said that law-abiding police personnel who have committed no offence have nothing to fear from the Independent Po...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The setting up of the Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) is constitutional and does not violate the Police Act 1967, says the Malaysian Bar.
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Malaysian Bar president Abdul Fareed Abdul Gafoor has commended newly minted inspector-general of police Abdul Hamid Bador for his commitment to the setting up of an Independent Police Complaints and ...
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 10 — Datuk Seri Najib Razak was not investigated for corruption when he was prime minister because the attorney general (AG) at that time rebuffed the oversight panel’s recommend...
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PETALING JAYA: Legal experts have questioned the likelihood of Pakatan Harapan (PH) fulfilling its pledges to limit the prime minister’s post to two terms and separate the functions of the attorney-...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Attorney-General (AG) Tommy Thomas today revealed that his two immediate predecessors refused to implement the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC) despite the then Bar...
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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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KUALA LUMPUR: Former foreign minister Rais Yatim said the advice given to the Malay Rulers by four academicians is untenable.
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THE G25 welcomes the appointment of Datuk Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat as Malaysia’s new Chief Justice to succeed Tan Sri Panglima Richard Malanjum.
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PUTRAJAYA: Malaysian Bar president Abdul Fareed Abdul Gafoor has welcomed Datuk Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat’s appointment as the new Chief Justice, saying it was a defining moment in the nation’s histo...
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PETALING JAYA: An NGO against deaths and abuse in custody has warned that refusal by the police to support recommendations for an oversight body will erode public confidence in the law enforcement age...
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Back in 2012, some scientists predicted that by 2050, most of the human population would already be living on vegetarian diets.
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LETTER | We are taken aback and utterly disappointed by the recent statement by the outgoing Inspector-General of Police Mohamad Fuzi Harun in objecting to the setting up of the Independent Police Com...
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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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PUTRAJAYA, May 3 — National Centre for Governance, Integrity and Anti-Corruption (GIACC) chairman Tan Sri Abu Kassim Mohamed will meet with the police to hear their grouses over the formation of an ...
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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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KUALA LUMPUR, May 2 — The appointment of Datuk Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat today as the country’s first-ever female chief justice shows that one’s abilities should never be outweighed by their gender...
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APRIL 29 — We refer to recent media reports regarding the proposed Legal Profession Bill (“the proposed Bill”) in relation to the legal professions in Sabah and Sarawak.
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 29 — The Malaysian Bar today assured its Sabah and Sarawak counterparts that it recognised their rights, amid claims it was pushing for a national law to regulate the legal profe...
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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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PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Bar has voiced concern over the verdict and sentence of lawyer Arunachalam Kasi, better known as Arun Kasi, saying custodial punishments should not be imposed for contempt...
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KINI ROUNDUP | Here are key headlines you may have missed yesterday, in brief. 1.
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The Malaysian Bar has expressed its concern over the Federal Court’s decision to convict the lawyer Arun Kasi for contempt of court.
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PETALING JAYA, April 23 — The Federal Court’s decision to impose a prison sentence on lawyer Arun Kasi for contempt of court has drawn criticism from the legal community as lawyers and experts too...
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The Federal Court's decision to impose a prison sentence on lawyer Arun Kasi for contempt has courted flak from legal eagles.
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PETALING JAYA: The Pakatan Harapan government has not backtracked from its pre-election pledges to repeal six draconian laws, says the Home Ministry.
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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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PETALING JAYA: A lawyer fighting for Orang Asli land rights has urged the public to refrain from causing antagonism between the aboriginal communities and the Malays by comparing and evaluating their ...
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PETALING JAYA: A member of a Malaysian Bar committee has blamed political inertia for the lack of recognition and protection of Orang Asli land rights.
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THE Malaysian Bar is deeply concerned that, on April 9, the government tabled a Bill to further extend its expansive powers under the National Security Council Act 2016 (NSC Act).
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The Malaysian Bar has urged the Pakatan Harapan government to expedite the setting up of a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) into the judiciary.
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PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Bar has urged Putrajaya to set up a royal commission of inquiry (RCI) to investigate allegations of judicial interference and misconduct without further delay.
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PETALING JAYA:The Malaysian Bar urged the government to establish the composition and the term of reference of the Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) to investigate the allegations of judicial interference and misconduct without further delay.
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PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Bar has expressed concern that the government tabled a Bill on April 9 to extend its powers under the National Security Council Act 2016.
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THE Malaysian Bar notes that Tan Sri Richard Malanjum’s (pic) last day of service as the Chief Justice of the Federal Court of Malaysia was on Friday, April 12.
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The Malaysian Bar has called on the government to withdraw its tabled amendments to the National Security Council (NSC) Act 2016 and then move to abolish the controversial law.
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 15 — The Malaysian Bar has taken the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government to task for its proposed amendments to the National Security Act 2016 (NSA) recently instead of abolishing it...
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 13 ― Tan Sri Richard Malanjum retired as the country’s chief justice yesterday, but the Kadazandusun native has never forgotten his “kampung boy” roots in Tuaran, Sabah eve...
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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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LETTER | On March 15, 2011, the Malaysian Bar released the following statement: “The Malaysian Bar welcomes the comments made last week by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the Minister i...
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PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Bar has expressed its deep concerns at the government's decision to withdraw from the Rome Statute, calling it a step backwards for Malaysia's international standing.
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COMMENT | The Malaysian Bar is deeply concerned about the Government’s decision, announced on 5 April 2019, that it is reneging on its pledge to accede to the Rome Statute of the International Crimi...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Several quarters have expressed regret over the decision by the government to withdraw from the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC). The G25, a group of prominent for...
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PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Bar has expressed full support for a proposal to set up a special task force to reopen, reclassify and reinvestigate the disappearance of pastor Raymond Koh and activist A...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Bar has come out in full support of the recommendations of the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) inquiry finding into the disappearance of Amri Che Mat and Past...
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 4 — A special task force should be set up to look into the disappearance of activist Amri Che Mat and pastor Raymond Koh in line with the recommendations of the Human Rights Comm...
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The Malaysian Bar has backed the Human Rights Commission's (Suhakam) call for investigations to be reopened into the disappearance of pastor Raymond Koh and activist Amri Che Mat, which an inquiry by ...
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PETALING JAYA: Former Padang Serai MP N Gobalakrishnan has to pay RM150,000 in damages for defaming lawyer and former Malaysian Bar president Manjeet Singh Dhillon.
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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, April 3 — The acceptance of the Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) as a prerequisite for the Certificate in Legal Practice (CLP) is simply a formalisation of its partial recognition...
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PETALING JAYA: It will be wrong to ask judge Hamid Sultan Abu Backer to appear before a tribunal for alleged misconduct instead of investigating his affidavit that exposed corruption and misconduct in...
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PETALING JAYA: The government’s move to set up a royal commission of inquiry to investigate the judiciary will go against the constitution and the doctrine of separation of powers, former Malaysian ...
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PETALING JAYA: A former Malaysian Bar president disagrees with the idea of a live broadcast of Najib Razak’s SRC International trial, saying the ex-prime minister must be given a fair hearing.
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MOHAMED Sharil Tarmizi (pic), the former chairman and chief executive of the MCMC (Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission), has joined the international advisory board of the United Nation...
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ADUN SPEAKS | The demand for Ronald Kiandee to resign as the chairperson of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) continued this week with the mass resignation of the BN and PAS members from the PAC on ...
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PETALING JAYA (March 26): The Taman Rimba Kiara developer is not entitled to any compensation for its termination, if “the contract is found to be tainted by illegality”, said former Malaysian Bar...
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PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Bar has urged Chief Justice Richard Malanjum and the public to lodge an official complaint with the Advocates and Solicitors Disciplinary Board (ASDB) if there is any evid...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The government has defended former Federal Court judge Datuk Seri Gopal Sri Ram’s appointment as the lead prosecutor in Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak’s corruption case involving 1Mala...
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 25 — The government must obtain further feedback and views on the formation of an independent panel overseeing police conduct, Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said today.
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KUALA LUMPUR (March 25): Senior lawyer Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah was ordered by the High Court today to attend the next committal proceeding initiated by Attorney General (AG) Tommy Thomas agai...
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Chief Justice Richard Malanjum has called on the Malaysian Bar to work with the judiciary to shed the negative perception of the public towards the judicial system.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Chief Justice Richard Malanjum today urged the Malaysian Bar to help address the negative public perception of the judiciary.
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THE Malaysian Bar welcomes the announcement yesterday by the Prime Minister, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, regarding the proposal by the Special Cabinet Committee on Anti-Corruption to form special courts ...
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PETALING JAYA: There should be more studies done before setting up a special high court and appeals court to handle corruption cases as "the due process of law is sacrosanct", says the Malaysian Bar.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The proposed setting up of a higher special court to handle corruption cases reflects the government’s seriousness to fight the menace in the country.
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PUTRAJAYA (March 21) An attempt by the family of the late DAP lawmaker Karpal Singh to adduce further evidence in the form of the controversial affidavit by Court of Appeal judge Hamid Sultan Abu Back...
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The Malaysian Bar supports Putrajaya's plans to set up a special court to hear corruption cases.
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 21 — The Malaysian Bar today lauded the government’s announcement to add more courtrooms dedicated to hear corruption cases.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The proposed setting up of a higher special court to handle corruption cases reflects the government’s seriousness to fight the menace in the country.
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KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Removing pollutants from the 1.5km stretch of Sungai Kim Kim where chemicals were illegally dumped earlier this month will cost approximately RM6.5 million ...
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 21 — The Malaysian Bar today lauded the government’s announcement to add more courtrooms dedicated to hear corruption cases.
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PUTRAJAYA (March 18): Attorney General Tommy Thomas denied that there was a breach of natural justice on former premier Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak, as claimed by his lead counsel in the SRC Internat...
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PUTRAJAYA (March 18): Attorney General Tommy Thomas denied that there was a breach of natural justice on former premier Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak, as claimed by his lead counsel in the SRC Internat...
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KUALA LUMPUR: An official of the Malaysian Bar has urged the government to introduce a law to enable the courts to compel polluters of the environment to clean up the mess they make or pay for clean-u...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Newly elected Malaysian Bar president Datuk Ab­dul Fareed Abdul Gafoor says it would be better if the Attorney General provides an explanation on why murder charges against Vietna­mese Doan Thi Huong were not dropped.
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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, 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: 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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Newly minted Malaysian Bar president Abdul Fareed Abdul Gafoor wants Attorney-General Tommy Thomas to explain the different treatment given to the two women accused of murdering Kim Jong-Nam. This is ...
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 16 — Attorney General Tommy Thomas should disclose why Indonesian Siti Aisyah was released from facing trial for the 2017 murder of Kim Jong-nam while a Vietnamese woman will con...