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Accusations mount against Rohaizat Othman

Accusations mount against Rohaizat Othman

PERMATANG PASIR, 20 Aug 2009: With four days left before polling for the by-election here, Barisan Nasional is still on the defensive and is struggling to fend off fresh revelations about its candidate Rohaizat Othman. Yusri Isahak Rohaizat’s former legal firm partner, Yusri Isahak, today revealed the direct involvement of his once-close friend and university […]

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Bar can act even if complaint withdrawn

Bar can act even if complaint withdrawn

PERMATANG PASIR, 19 Aug 2009: The Bar Council can act as a complainant against a lawyer in the event the original complaint is withdrawn, Malaysian Bar secretary George Varughese said today. Varughese was explaining the decision by the Bar’s disciplinary board to disbar Rohaizat Othman, Barisan Nasional (BN)’s candidate for the Permatang Pasir by-election, from […]

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PAS harps on Rohaizat’s disbarment

PAS harps on Rohaizat’s disbarment

PERMATANG PASIR, 18 Aug 2009: Rohaizat Othman‘s disbarment from legal practice will be a millstone around his neck as he runs for the Permatang Pasir state seat as the Barisan Nasional (BN)’s candidate. From the start, at the filing of nomination papers yesterday on 17 Aug, most of the 15 objections received by the Election […]

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Access to legal representation a fundamental right

Access to legal representation a fundamental right

ON 17 July 2009, a group of Kampung Buah Pala residents hand-delivered a memorandum to the Bar Council expressing their concern, inter alia, that they have not been permitted to be accompanied by legal counsel of their choice in their negotiations with the Penang government over land issues. The right of access to legal representation […]

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Censoring with <em>sub judice</em>

Censoring with sub judice

WHEN the police banned any mention of Altantuya Shaariibuu or the Barisan Nasional takeover of Perak from by-election ceramah recently, sub judice was used to justify the order. “Both cases are still in court. As such, talking about them or bringing them up in crowds can be sub judice or contempt of court,” declared then […]

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