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Nazri promises to ensure rule of law

Nazri promises to ensure rule of law

KUALA LUMPUR, 23 June 2009: Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz has promised to look into the Bar Council’s complaints about the arrest of five lawyers in May who tried to represent their clients at the Brickfields police station. “I have accepted this memo, and [the complaints] are in my jurisdiction, I […]

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Reclaiming the race debate

Reclaiming the race debate

THE national unity debate is an unresolved one, but one that Malaysians must not tire of if they are to prevent race relations from being hijacked for political ends. Recently, Malaysians showed they haven’t given up. Over 400 people attended a public forum on race relations by British anti-racism activist Dr Aneez Esmail on 16 […]

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Chua Soi Lek cautions against day off for maids

Chua Soi Lek cautions against day off for maids

PETALING JAYA, 18 June 2009: While civil societies welcomed the government’s decision to provide a mandatory off-day for domestic workers, MCA deputy president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek has called on the government to review its plan. The Bar Council and regional network Caram Asia today even urged the government to go a step […]

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Criminal justice system is the foundation of social order

Criminal justice system is the foundation of social order

IT is very clear, from the comments reported in the press in recent days, that the minister for home affairs, the inspector-general of police and the minister in the prime minister’s department, among others, have wholly misconstrued the position of the Malaysian Bar in respect of the arrests of Fadiah Nadwa Fikri (secretary), Murnie Hidayah […]

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Police mockery of right to legal access

THE Malaysian Bar strongly condemns the arrest last night of five lawyers at the Brickfields police station who were there to represent their clients.  We are shocked and disgusted by this blatant transgression of the rule of law.  By their action, the police personnel in question have demonstrated utter disrespect and blatant disregard for the […]

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Bar Council: More must be done for Orang Asli

Bar Council: More must be done for Orang Asli

THE Bar Council is heartened by the Selangor government’s decision to withdraw its appeal to the Federal Court with respect to the Sagong Tasi case, which involves the 1995 acquisition of 38.477 acres of customary land in Bukit Tampoi, Dengkil that belongs to the Temuan tribe. Sagong Tasi of the Temuan (Pic courtesy of Suaram); […]

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