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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...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Attorney General (AG) should explain why murder charges against Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong were not dropped, says newly-minted Malaysian Bar president Datuk Abdul Fareed Abdul Gafoor.
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Abdul Fareed Abdul Ghafoor has been elected as Malaysian Bar president for the 2019/2020 term, sources told Malaysiakini.
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 16 — Datuk Abdul Fareed Abdul Gafoor is now the new president of the Malaysian Bar for the term 2019/2020.
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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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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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COMMENT | In view of recent events, I wish to write on the reforms in the judiciary and the training of judges.
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MARCH 7 — In view of recent events, I wish to write on the reforms in the judiciary and the training of judges.
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PETALING JAYA: The Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC) must conduct proper background checks before recommending judges for the Federal Court, say legal experts.
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 6 — The police have sent in their proposals and concerns to the government regarding an independent panel overseeing the force’s conduct, said Inspector-General of Police (IGP)...
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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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COMMENT | The recent news of Arun Kasi, a lawyer facing contempt charges for allegedly scandalising the judiciary in relation to two articles he wrote on Aliran – a website covering issues of socia...
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LETTER | The Malaysian Bar is appalled that Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz, a Member of Parliament and himself a former minister in the Prime Minister’s Department in charge of legal affairs, last week ca...
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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: Lawyer and former Malaysian Bar president Manjeet Singh Dhillon has lodged a police report against former Padang Serai MP N Gobalakrishnan for allegedly showing disrespect to the Federa...
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PETALING JAYA: A lawyer who is to face contempt charges for scandalising the court, has vowed to clear his name in a proceeding that will be held before a Federal Court bench.
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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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PETALING JAYA: Former Malaysian Bar presidents have called for the royal commission of inquiry (RCI) into alleged judicial misconduct to be confined to the claims made by Court of Appeal judge Hamid S...
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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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PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Bar supports the call by the government to form a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) to investigate the state of the Judiciary, says its president George Varughese.
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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 Cabinet has agreed to set up a royal commission of inquiry (RCI) on the state of the Malaysian judiciary, sources told FMT.
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PETALING JAYA: Lawyers are divided over whether a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) into a sensational affidavit authored by a judge who claims misconduct in the judiciary will achieve the desired res...
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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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COMMENT | Having the read the shocking revelations contained in the affidavit of Court of Appeal judge Hamid Sultan Abu Backer, a royal commission of Inquiry must be formed to investigate these unpre...
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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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Lawyer Sangeet Kauer Deo, who had filed a suit against Chief Justice Richard Malanjum, has today urged him and the government to address the latest allegation made by Court of Appeal judge Hamid Sulta...
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PETALING JAYA: A former Malaysian Bar president has called for an investigation into the recent allegations of judicial misconduct made by Court of Appeal judge Hamid Sultan Abu Backer.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 9 — PAS’ out-of-court settlement with Sarawak Report’s (SR) editor Clare Rewcastle-Brown over allegations that it had received RM90 million from Umno was not an admission of gu...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 3 — PAS owes an explanation to those who donated towards Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang’s legal costs to sue Sarawak Report, said Datuk Ambiga Sreenevasan.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 3 — The war of words between DAP stalwart Lim Kit Siang and former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak has become something of a routine between both parties.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 2 — Former Malaysian Bar president and activist Datuk Ambiga Sreenevasan has expressed concern that Pakatan Harapan lawmakers are losing touch with the common people, who are becom...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 2 — Lawyer Datuk Ambiga Sreenevasan has attributed Pakatan Harapan’s (PH) defeat in the recent Cameron Highlands by-election to the failure of its component parties to work effec...
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KUALA LUMPUR: A five-member tribunal is to begin an investigation on Monday in the Klang Court into allegations of misconduct by six former members of the Election Commission (EC) in the preparation a...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Jan 24): A five-member tribunal is to begin an investigation on Monday in the Klang Court into allegations of misconduct by six former members of the Election Commission (EC) in the pr...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Jan 24): A five-member tribunal is to begin an investigation on Monday in the Klang Court into allegations of misconduct by six former members of the Election Commission (EC) in the prep...
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A tribunal has been set up to investigate allegations of misconduct committed by the EC in the run-up to and on the day of 14th general election.
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PETALING JAYA: A lawyer has urged prison authorities to work with state Bar committees to ensure that those who are appealing to a higher court while already serving time in jail are able to obtain le...
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LETTER | I read with interest Francis Paul Siah’s Come on, Malaysia, let’s twist again.
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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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MCA has questioned Putrajaya's decision to sue the PAS-led government in Kelantan over encroachment into Orang Asli land.
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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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KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 14 — Sangeet Kaur Deo, the daughter of former DAP chairman Karpal Singh, has filed an application in the Kuala Lumpur High Courts against the Chief Justice of Malaysia Tan Sri Rich...
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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 ).