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Bar: Threat to blacklist lawyers shows poor legal understanding

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Bar said recent statements by Cabinet Minister Abdul Rahman Dahlan that Putrajaya will blacklist law firms which have contracts with government-linked companies but support Bersih reveals a decline in understanding the rule of law. Its president, Steven Thiru, said to advocate that law firms and lawyers be punished for professing and […]

The UN Human Rights Office for South East Asia (OHCHR) said today it was concerned by the entry into force in Malaysia of the National Security Council (NSC) Act which gives the prime minister sweeping security powers and could restrict civil liberties. The Act, which comes into effect on 1 August, establishes a National Security […]

Ideas: Penang CM’s case involves AG’s ‘reputation’

KUALA LUMPUR: The Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (Ideas), referring to the Penang Chief Minister’s corruption case, reminded Attorney-General (AG) Mohamed Apandi Ali that his own personal integrity and the integrity of the whole office of the Attorney- General Chambers (AGC) was being questioned by many observers. Ideas Chief Executive Officer Wan Saiful Wan […]

Question to Tan Sri Adenan

My question to Tan Sri Adenan: “How many more oppositionists will be banned before you feel confident you can win big in the coming Sarawak state election? ” Yesterday, Parti Amanah Negara president Mohamad Sabu was banned from entering Sarawak. His ban is an addition to the list of oppositionists who have been banned from […]

More than US$1 billion in Najib’s accounts, claims WSJ

Fresh allegations that deposits into Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak’s personal bank accounts totalled more than US$1 billion have been reported by The Wall Street Journal. This is allegedly inclusive of the US$681 million (RM2.6 billion) deposit, which Najib and Malaysian authorities have identified to be a political donation. However, the WSJ report does not […]

Msia’s reputation going down the tubes, says Aussie daily

PETALING JAYA: The reputation of Malaysia as a moderate Muslim nation is going down the tubes as the government continues to attract attention and for all the wrong reasons, said Australian daily Sydney Morning Herald (SMH). In an editorial, SMH cited the jailing of former Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, almost one year ago, for what […]

KUALA LUMPUR: The Swiss Attorney-General has revealed that as much as US$4 billion may have been misappropriated from 1Malaysia Development Bhd and transferred to Swiss bank accounts. “Various former Malaysian public officials and both former and current officials of the United Arab Emirates” were said to be involved. The Swiss Attorney-General has now invoked mutual […]

After months of hard work and drama, MACC feels dejected

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) spent seven months on the investigations concerning the cases involving Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak. However, attorney-general Mohamed Apandi Ali yesterday ordered that the files be closed since there were no grounds to initiate charges. Having met numerous obstacles and even sacrificing their Hari Raya break, the investigators who worked […]

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