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.
Senior lawyers have called on the Malaysian Bar and the authorities to act on allegations of “case fixing”, adding that public confidence in the legal profession must be preserved.
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.
Malaysian Bar president Salim Bashir declined to comment on damning revelations by former Attorney-General Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali who claims he was told “a magistrate and policemen can be arranged” to arrest then-Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak.
Malaysian Bar concerned over sharing of video clip of children not adhering to Movement Control Order.
A law is needed to give legitimacy to how the government handles emergency situations like the Covid-19 pandemic, says Malaysian Bar.
Two senior lawyers call for more incentives to ease burden on people and businesses during Covid-19 pandemic.
The Malaysian Bar has urged the government to spare undocumented foreigners by not arresting them. This will encourage them to seek medical help at hospitals in light of increasing number of Covid-19 cases in the country.
The Malaysian Bar is urging the government and its ministries to be clear about direction set under movement control order to prevent confusion and stop mass movement of people.