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Judicial creativity: What are the limits?

Judicial creativity: What are the limits?

IT’S a running joke in the legal fraternity that lawyers cannot count. The recent confusion surrounding Batu member of Parliament (MP) Tian Chua’s possible disqualification however, suggests that judges might also have similar issues. Chua was fined RM2,000 by High Court judge Datuk Ghazali Cha for biting a police officer. Article 48(1)(e) of the Federal [...]

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Third vote conundrum

Third vote conundrum

THE Penang government has started removing hurdles in the way of restoring local council elections, and its next stop could be the Federal Court. Lawyers consulted by the state assert that local polls are possible because: • The federal law which governs the polls was never abolished. This law is the Local Government Elections Act [...]

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Dismantling divisive barriers

Dismantling divisive barriers

DATUK Karam Chand Vohrah, better known as KC Vohrah, almost didn’t study law. “I was supposed to have been a medical student,” the respected former Court of Appeal judge says. “I won an award to study medicine in India but when I arrived there, I was rejected because I had problems with one eye. They [...]

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High Court refers Mohan Singh’s conversion to syariah court (Updated 4.45pm)

High Court refers Mohan Singh’s conversion to syariah court (Updated 4.45pm)

Updated 4.45pm on 6 July 2009 SHAH ALAM, 6 July 2009: The High Court here gave jurisdiction to the Syariah Court to determine if art director Mohan Singh a/l Janto Singh was a Muslim at death, despite his Sikh family’s dispute of his conversion. Judge Rosnaini Saub said the civil court had no jurisdiction to [...]

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Gerakan opposes detention without trial

Gerakan opposes detention without trial

PETALING JAYA, 26 June 2009: Gerakan has reiterated its position that detention without trial is unjust and has called for the Internal Security Act (ISA) to be replaced. “It (the ISA) is an outdated law. It is unfair to the detainees to be detained without trial,” Gerakan deputy president Datuk Chang Ko Youn said in [...]

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PKR to lodge police report against Khairy (Updated)

PKR to lodge police report against Khairy (Updated)

Khairy Jamaluddin Updated 4.25pm, 29 May 2009 BUKIT MERTAJAM, 29 May 2009: Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) is mulling lodging a police report against Umno Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin for allegedly inciting Penanti voters not to vote in the by-election. PKR said Khairy’s comments, as reported in the Malay-language daily Sinar Harian on 28 May in [...]

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