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Siti Kasim sues Jawi, 14 officers over unlawful arrest, imprisonment in transgender event raid
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 12 ― Lawyer Siti Kasim has sued the Federal Territories Islamic Religious Department (Jaw) and 14 of its officers for compensation due to their alleged wrongful arrest and illegal...
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Siti Kasim urges govt not to dismiss UN report on nation's poverty rate
PETALING JAYA: Activist lawyer Siti Kasim has called on the government not to simply dismiss suggestions made by a United Nations representative to reassess the existing poverty line income (PLI) in the country.
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Mahathir accuses Chinese education group of racism over Jawi controversy
PETALING JAYA - Malaysia's Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad on Monday called Chinese education group Dong Zong racist and followed this up yesterday by saying action could be taken if it keeps inciting...
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Tun, if Dong Zong is racist, what is Zakir Naik?
MP SPEAKS | Dear prime minister, As a government member of Parliament, this is my second open letter to you pertaining to the Chinese educationist group Dong Zong being labelled as being a racist by y...
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What about Zakir Naik? MP asks as Dr M insists Dong Zong is racist
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 14 — Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad must also consider preacher Dr Zakir Naik racist if the former believes the Dong Zong education group is racially biased, Jelutong MP RS...
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Wee: Many other groups also against teaching khat in schools
Reports by MAZWIN NIK ANIS, ZAKIAH KOYA and ALLISON LAI PETALING JAYA: MCA has refuted Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s labelling of Chinese educationist group Dong Zong as “racist”, s...
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MCA: Many other groups oppose khat, not only Dong Zong
PETALING JAYA: The statement by Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad labelling Chinese educationist group Dong Zong as "racist" is uncalled for, says MCA.
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Court rules in favour of Temiar Orang Asli against plantation company
PETALING JAYA: It was a victory for the Temiar Orang Asli community from Gua Musang, Kelantan, when the High Court ruled against a company accused of encroaching into their land.
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High court strikes out durian farm's suit against Orang Asli
The Kota Bahru High Court today struck out a suit by a durian plantation firm against Jaringan Kampung Orang Asli Kelantan (Jaringan) chairperson Mustafa Along in relation to the Gua Musang Orang Asli...
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PAS Youth says Kelantan council just doing job in mission to Islamise Orang Asli
KUANTAN, June 22 — The Kelantan Islamic Religious and Malay Customs Council (Maik) is only performing its job as a government agency in proselytising the religion to the Orang Asli within the state,...
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Report: Kelantan religious council aims to convert Orang Asli to Islam within 30 years
KUALA LUMPUR, June 21 — The Kelantan Islamic Religious and Malay Customs Council (Maik) has an ambitious plan to convert all the Orang Asli within its state borders to Islam by 2049, Utusan Malaysia...
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Siti Kasim criticises Dr M's decision not to extradite Zakir Naik
PETALING JAYA: Activist lawyer Siti Kasim has criticised Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad's decision not to deport controversial Indian preacher Dr Zakir Naik.
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Dr M right in refusing to hand over Naik to India, says lawyer
PETALING JAYA: A lawyer has come to the defence of Dr Mahathir Mohamad after the prime minister attracted criticism over his decision not to deport controversial Indian Muslim cleric Dr Zakir Naik.
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Nonsense, says Siti Kasim on Dr M’s refusal to hand over Zakir Naik
PETALING JAYA: Vocal lawyer Siti Kasim, who was part of a group which sued the former government for allegedly harbouring Zakir Naik, has come out strongly against Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s decision not...
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Lawmakers and activists voice support for Latheefa
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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Bar concerned with manner of Latheefa’s appointment
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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Siti Kasim: Malaysian Bar president should not make political statements
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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Speak only for yourself on politics, Siti Kasim tells Malaysian Bar chief
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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In need of courageous leadership
THAT’S it. I am joining the chorus calling for a new education minister. Dr Maszlee Malik’s latest foot-in-the-mouth is the last straw for me.
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Malaysians Turn Away From Mahathir After Year of Failed Promises
(May 10): When hundreds of women gathered on the streets of Kuala Lumpur to call for equal rights in Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad’s self-proclaimed "new Malaysia," they were met with an unexpecte...
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Concerned citizens want religious insults to be gradually decriminalised
KUALA LUMPUR, March 12 — A group of concerned citizens today called for laws which criminalise religious insults to be phased out, after a man was sentenced to jail for 10 years for insulting Islam.
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AG practising double standards in charging Papagomo, claims KJ
PETALING JAYA: Former Umno Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin today accused Attorney-General (AG) Tommy Thomas of practising double standards in charging Umno Youth executive member Papagomo under Section ...
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Liew: Decision to drop charge against Siti Kasim in accordance with law
ISKANDAR PUTERI: Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong has defended the Attorney General's Chamber's (AGC) decision to drop charges against activist lawyer Siti Kasim for allegedly showing her middle finger at a forum in 2016.
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Liew: Decision to drop Siti Kasim’s case was done independently, not on ‘friendly’ basis
ISKANDAR PUTERI, Feb 14 — The Attorney General's Chamber’s (AGC) decision to revoke charges against activist lawyer Siti Kasim for allegedly showing her middle finger at a forum in 2016 was in acc...
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Nik Abduh says audio denial okayed by Hadi; Bersatu 'frogs' condemned
KINI ROUNDUP | Here are the key headlines you may have missed yesterday, in brief.
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PAS: Why was 'middle finger' charge against Siti Kasim dropped?
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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Integrity commission report on alleged kidnapping a sham, says Siti Kasim
PETALING JAYA: Lawyer Siti Kasim today lashed out at the Enforcement Agency Integrity Commission (EAIC) over its “one-sided report” on an incident in Kajang last June in which she was accused of k...
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Explain why Siti Kasim’s case dropped, PAS tells AG
KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 13 — PAS has demanded Attorney General (AG) Tommy Thomas today explain why the charges against lawyer and human rights activist Siti Kasim for displaying a rude gesture at a forum ...
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Najib's SRC trial postponed; new economic council unveiled
KINI ROUNDUP | Here are the key headlines you may have missed yesterday, in brief.
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AGC drops charges against Siti Kasim
SHAH ALAM: The Attorney Gene­ral’s Chambers (AGC) has decided to revoke charges against activist lawyer Siti Kasim for allegedly showing her middle finger at a forum a few years ago, said the police.
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Siti Kassim will not be charged for middle-finger gesture
PETALING JAYA: Lawyer and activist Siti Kasim will not be charged over her middle-finger gesture at a forum three years ago as the Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) has decided not to pursue the mat...
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AGC drops 'middle finger' charge against Siti Kasim
The Attorney-General's Chambers has dropped charges against lawyer Siti Kasim for allegedly showing her middle finger to a forum audience in 2016, according to the police.
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Siti Kasim claims she will not be charged over middle finger incident
SHAH ALAM: The Attorney General’s Chambers (AGC) has decided to drop charges against activist lawyer Siti Kasim for showing her middle finger to people who were heckling her and shouting at her.
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Siti Kasim off the hook over middle-finger gesture
PETALING JAYA: Lawyer Siti Kasim says she will not be charged over her middle-finger gesture at a forum three years ago as the Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) has decided not to pursue the matter.
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Lawyers split over AGC’s use of ‘kleptocracy’
PETALING JAYA: Two prominent lawyers are split over the Attorney-General’s Chambers’ (AGC) use of the term “kleptocracy” to refer to the former administration of Najib Razak, ahead of his corr...
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Siti Kasim says she’ll be charged over finger flashing in 2016
PETALING JAYA: Lawyer Siti Kasim said she would be charged on Tuesday over her “middle finger” gesture at a forum three years ago.
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We need people like Siti who can speak up for all Malaysians
LETTER | Is the middle finger that threatening to the nation as compared to the racial rhetoric and religious scourge?
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Is the middle finger that threatening to the nation as compared to the racial rhetoric and religious scourge? — P. Ramakrishnan
FEBRUARY 9 — It is befuddling to a discerning mind why Siti Kasim is being targeted by the police over a matter that occurred two-and-a-half years ago!
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Of Siti Kasim’s middle finger and degree mills
LETTER | If lawyer and activist Siti Kasim’s middle finger could get her in trouble, I am wondering why the case of Criminal Investigation Department (CID) director Wan Ahmad Najmuddin Mohd a couple...
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Siti Kasim: Am I going to disappear like Pastor Koh or Amri Che Mat?
PETALING JAYA: Activist lawyer Siti Kasim has questioned why there are moves to charge her under Section 509 of the Penal Code, when others have been “let off” for similar offences.
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Siti Kasim claims senior cop wants her charged over 'middle-finger' incident
KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 8 ― Lawyer-cum-activist Siti Kasim has claimed that a senior police officer is out to get her and wants her charged over the infamous middle-finger flipping incident, which happene...
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Temple group not part of Adib inquest, court rules
SHAH ALAM: The Coroner’s Court set up to determine the cause of fireman Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim’s death last year has refused the application of the Seafield Sri Maha Mariamman temple task force...
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No witness statements allowed in inquest into fireman’s death
SHAH ALAM: The High Court today set aside the order by a coroner to compel the conducting officer to prepare statements for seven witnesses scheduled to take the stand in the inquest to determine the ...
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Coffee Break: Shut up… and dance
In this current oversensitive age, there are, sadly, too many people who feel that having fun is apparently a crime.
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Long tradition of a harmonious relationship
I REFER to the timely comment by Datuk Seri Wong Chun Wai in his On The Beat column on Jan 22 (“Kicking up a fuss over a dance”, Focus, Sunday Star; online at bit.ly/star_judiciary) and to the exc...
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Dancing with lawyers: Richard and Tommy do the twist
Some groups and individuals have gone into a song and dance about the gala dinner held in conjunction with what is known as the Opening of the Legal Year 2019 in Kota Kinabalu last Friday.
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Justice took a Twist
Why are Malaysians, especially the conservatives, disturbed by the video of top judges and the attorney-general dancing with lawyers and politicians?
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Asyraf: CJ dancing with lawyers gives impression of 'special position'
Umno Youth chief Asyraf Wajdi Dusuki has defended his criticism of Chief Justice Richard Malanjum dancing with lawyers at a gala dinner for the legal fraternity.
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Fine to dance but why go up on stage, asks Muslim lawyers’ group
PETALING JAYA: The Muslim Lawyers Association of Malaysia (PPMM) today said there is nothing wrong with the trademark dancing at the Opening of the Legal Year (OLY) 2019, but asked why the chief justi...
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‘Sad day’ if lawyers can’t dance, gala dinner organiser says after AG, CJ backlash
KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 19 —  The Sabah Law Society (SLS) has slammed critics of its gala dinner last night, after Attorney-General (AG) Tommy Thomas and Chief Justice (CJ) Tan Sri Richard Malanjum recei...
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After AG, CJ dance kerfuffle, Khairy digs up Pakatan’s reaction to similar event in 2016
KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 19 — Umno’s Khairy Jamaluddin has today reminded the public of Pakatan Harapan’s (PH) reaction when the last time an attorney-general (AG) was caught dancing with Cabinet minis...
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Of course judiciary bigwigs will attend legal gala, Siti Kasim tells detractors
KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 19 — Civil rights lawyer Siti Kasim has hit back at critics of a video of Attorney-General Tommy Thomas and Chief Justice Tan Sri Richard Malanjum dancing at a legal fraternity soc...
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Umno Youth cries foul over CJ, AG seen dancing in a video
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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Activists praise Putrajaya’s suit over Orang Asli
PETALING JAYA: Activists have welcomed the move by Putrajaya to take up the plight of the Orang Asli in Kelantan by suing the state government over encroachment of native lands.
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Siti Kasim: Religious and race-based parties one step away from Nazism
KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 6 — Prominent human rights lawyer Siti Kasim today called for the removal of political parties in the country based on religion and race, which she described as being “one step a...
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How to reduce dropout rates among Orang Asli pupils
PETALING JAYA: A human rights activist has criticised the government for allegedly ignoring a proposal to build schools close to or inside Orang Asli villages to tackle the problem of high dropout rat...
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