Malaysian Bar reiterates its call for government to take concrete steps towards repealing and abolishing draconian laws like the Prevention of Crime Act 1959 and the Prevention of Terrorism Act 2015 that permit detention without trial for up to two years.
Last week, the Malaysian government agreed to form three special committees. It should have formed a fourth – to probe claims that magistrates and police ‘can be arranged’.
Claims of lawyers fixing cases have surfaced before. Perhaps it is time for the Malaysian Bar to take proactive steps, instead of merely issuing statements, to uphold the professional standards of the legal profession and preserve the sanctity of the judiciary.
Burger stall operator Mohd Asri Hamid’s allegations make authorities act but in the cases of prominent lawyer Datuk Seri Gopal Sri Ram and Deputy Youth and Sports Minister Wan Ahmad Fayhsal Wan Ahmad Kamal, the powers that be have remained silent.
Chief Justice of Malaysia Tan Sri Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat says it is “extremely disturbing” that the judiciary has been attacked only because the Public Prosecutor had exercised discretion to withdraw high-profile cases.
Puan Sri Faridah Begum reveals how her dad cooked vegetarian meals for Datuk Seri Gopal Sri Ram who she used to call ‘uncle’ as she joins husband former Attorney-General Tan Sri Apandi Ali in submitting affidavit against the deputy public prosecutor.
The High Court has fixed Aug 7 to hear the disqualification application against lead prosecutor Datuk Seri Gopal Sri Ram. In the meantime, Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s 1MDB audit tampering trial will continue.
Given former Attorney-General Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali’s allegation that “a magistrate and policemen could be arranged” in trying to arrest then Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, should Datuk Seri Gopal Sri Ram continue as prosecutor in high profile cases?
‘The MCO Diaries’ begin its weekly run today, with hot news in the legal fraternity leading the way.
Former Attorney-General Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali names “young Chinese lawyer” who had accompanied Datuk Seri Gopal Sri Ram in discussion to arrest then Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak in January 2018.
Former Attorney-General Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali says revelation on Datuk Seri Gopal Sri Ram and Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to discuss arrest of former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak is only the beginning of more damning revelations.
A senior lawyer and a retired judge say the Attorney-General Chambers must continue to engage with and educate the masses on public-interest cases involving politicians.
Several burning questions have been raised following Riza Aziz’s controversial settlement and has since erupted into a drama revolving around loyalty, integrity and trust.