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Appeal Court’s ruling on MACC wrong

Appeal Court’s ruling on MACC wrong

Corrected at 3.40pm on 11 Dec 2009 THE Malaysian Bar is disappointed with the Court of Appeal‘s ruling on 17 Dec 2009 that the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) can question witnesses beyond office hours. The decision, which overturns the High Court‘s earlier ruling, is inimical to the protection of witnesses, who have the right to refuse [...]

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IGP: Confusing suspects and witnesses?

IGP: Confusing suspects and witnesses?

“If that is the case, then those who want to lodge police reports after office hours can see Karpal.” INSPECTOR-General of Police Tan Sri Musa Hassan‘s retort to lawyer Karpal Singh, who said the police should stop interrogating witnesses after office hours following the High Court’s decision on 19 Nov that the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission [...]

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Why no action in Lingam case?

Why no action in Lingam case?

“The Commissioners find sufficient evidence of misbehaviour on the part of certain individuals or personalities identified or mentioned in the video clip.” “The Commissioners find sufficient cause to invoke the Sedition Act 1948, the Legal Profession Act 1976, the Official Secrets Act 1972 and the Penal Code against the various individuals mentioned in the video [...]

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80% chance of homicide in Teoh’s case

80% chance of homicide in Teoh’s case

Teoh Beng Hock suffered several injuries before his fall SHAH ALAM, 21 Oct 2009: Well-known Thai pathologist Dr Porntip Rojanasunan told the coroner’s court here today that there was an 80% possibility of homicide and 20% chance of suicide in the death of political aide Teoh Beng Hock.  Testifying in English, she said Teoh suffered [...]

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Tales from a Councillor: <em>Gotong-royong and school affairs</em>

Tales from a Councillor: Gotong-royong and school affairs

MY encounter with ratepayers sometimes leaves me with the impression that the phrase “public servant” is a very apt descriptor for local councillors. There are no morals here, save those that readers choose to interpret for themselves. Gotong-royong The bright, sunny morning was perfect weather for the day’s planned activity. Though not a morning person, [...]

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Remembering Teoh Beng Hock

Remembering Teoh Beng Hock

Teoh Beng Hock (all pics courtesy of Teo Nie Ching) THERE are some people whom we have known for a long time yet it feels like we only met them yesterday. And then there are some people that we only just met, yet it feels like we have known them for a long time. My friendship [...]

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