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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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Nazri’s remarks over Lingam case “irresponsible”

Nazri’s remarks over Lingam case “irresponsible”

PETALING JAYA, 18 Nov 2009: Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz‘s challenge to Karpal Singh to prosecute VK Lingam himself has come under fire by senior lawyers who have described his remarks as irresponsible. Former Bar Council president Yeo Yang Poh said the remark by Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department was “not responsible” because […]

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Hishammuddin has trivialised issue

Hishammuddin has trivialised issue

THE Malaysian Bar is disappointed with Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein‘s response to the demonstration outside the Selangor secretariat building on 28 Aug 2009. By not denouncing the offensive actions of some of the demonstrators and instead accepting their weak explanation, he has trivialised the seriousness of the incident. It is also disquieting that […]

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Children’s rights violated

Children’s rights violated

THE Malaysian Bar denounces the government’s overzealous and abusive show of power in its apparent determination to crush the people’s exercise of its right to the twin freedoms of assembly and expression during the rallies in Kuala Lumpur on 1 Aug 2009. According to media and eyewitness accounts, police used excessive and disproportionate physical force, […]

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Judgment improves criminal justice system

Judgment improves criminal justice system

THE Malaysian Bar welcomes the judgment of Yang Arif Datuk Mohamad Zabidin Mohd Diah that was handed down in the case of Prosecutor v Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, wherein Yang Arif ordered the prosecution to furnish the defence team, prior to the commencement of a trial, with all documents that are relevant and necessary for […]

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State intervention needed for domestic workers

State intervention needed for domestic workers

THE Bar Council commends the Ministry of Human Resources for proposing that domestic workers be given a rest day and for suggesting that all domestic workers have a standard employment contract. Despite adverse reaction from some individuals, we must proceed to do what is right and uphold human dignity regardless of nationality or class of […]

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