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LC Vohrah: A typical Malaysian specimen

TAN SRI Lal Chand Vohrah has always been proud of being a “hybrid”. Born to a Punjabi father and a Teo Chew mother at a time when interracial marriages were rare, he has always considered himself a full-bred Malayan, and now Malaysian. Vohrah is the eldest of three brothers, all of whom studied law. He […]

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THE Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has come under considerable flak this past week, most severely with the death of Selangor state government aide Teoh Beng Hock. On 16 July 2009, Teoh was discovered dead on the fifth floor of Plaza Masalam, Shah Alam, after a gruelling interrogation lasting more than 10 hours until 3.45am at […]

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Judicial reforms afoot

KUALA LUMPUR, 28 Dec 2008: Despite the controversies surrounding the Malaysian judiciary this year, some attempts are being made to restore the institution’s image. Events signalling a revamp kicked off with lawyer-cum-politician Datuk Zaid Ibrahim being made a senator and appointed de facto law minister after the 8 March general election. The move by Prime […]

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BN MPs should support caucus, says Nazri

BN MPs should support caucus, says Nazri

KUALA LUMPUR, 13 Nov 2008: De facto law minister Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz wants Barisan Nasional (BN) members of parliament (MPs) to support the integrity and independence of the judiciary parliamentary caucus set up by the opposition. The Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, who is also in charge of parliament affairs, said integrity is […]

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