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Watching Malaysia change

Watching Malaysia change

Updated 22 June 2009, 5.16pm DATUK Ambiga Sreenevasan’s reference point for how aware Malaysians are about issues is the taxi driver. The respected lawyer and former Malaysian Bar president is no stranger to being scolded by taxi drivers while she is dressed up in her courtroom garb. “‘Aiya, this judiciary, can buy,’ one told me,” […]

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Bar Council urges snap elections in Perak

Bar Council urges snap elections in Perak

Corrected at 12:10am, 20 Feb 2009 Bar council president Datuk Ambiga Sreenevasan PETALING JAYA, 19 Feb 2009: The Bar Council has reiterated (corrected) its stand on the Perak constitutional crisis — let the people decide. Its president Datuk Ambiga Sreenevasan said snap polls were now the best solution in view of new developments involving the […]

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Not treasonous to question Sultan

Not treasonous to question Sultan

Sultan Azlan Shah (image source: sultan.perak.gov.my) PETALING JAYA, 6 Feb 2009: People have the right to question a Ruler’s decision which impacts the public, legal experts said. Asked to comment on the opposition towards Sultan Azlan Shah’s decision not to dissolve the Perak legislative assembly yesterday, Datuk Param Cumaraswamy said: “The public has the right […]

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Bar wants independent investigation

Bar wants independent investigation

KUALA LUMPUR, 23 Jan 2009: The Bar Council has called for prompt and serious action by the authorities, including an immediate and thorough investigation into the death of police detainee A Kugan, preferably by an independent committee.  “We are shocked and appalled that yet another young man has died in police custody,” Bar president Datuk […]

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