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Freed from sedition charge, Azmi Sharom says ‘common sense’ won

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 12 ― Universiti Malaya law lecturer Dr Azmi Sharom today hailed the victory of “common sense” in Attorney-General Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali’s decision to drop the sedition charges against the former. “I’m thankful that common sense has finally prevailed,” Azmi told Malay Mail Online, after Apandi used his discretionary powers to […]

Teresa Kok withdraws transfer appeal for sedition trial

Seputeh MP Teresa Kok today withdrew her appeal against a High Court decision to dismiss her application for the transfer of her sedition trial to the High Court. Her lawyer S. N. Nair informed the Court of Appeal of the withdrawal, in light of the attorney-general’s decision to withdraw the sedition charge against her.

Have mercy already, Borders asks JAWI ahead of renewed case against manager

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 24 — Borders Malaysia today implored the Federal Territories Islamic Religious Department (JAWI) to end its continued prosecution of bookstore manager Nik Raina Nik Abdul Aziz that was twice ruled illegal and unconstitutional. Pointing out that the charge was adjudged to unlawful by both the civil High Court and Court of Appeal, […]

Najib must answer 13 questions about statement on Anwar verdict

The statement issued by the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) just minutes after the Federal Court found opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim guilty of sodomy on Tuesday is disrespectful and a blatant tampering of the due legal and judicial process, DAP said. Its veteran parliamentary leader, Lim Kit Siang, said the “lightning quick” statement had […]

PMO’s swift reaction to Anwar raises questions

Malaysiakini – 10 Feb 2015 Questions abound on whether the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) had prior knowledge to Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim’s guilty verdict after it issued a statement commenting on the Federal Court’s decision even before his sentencing. The PMO had released the statement within minutes after the Federal Court announced its decision to […]

On Oct 7, the de facto law minister Nancy Sukri gave the outrageous parliamentary reply that no action would be taken against Perkasa president Ibrahim Ali over his threat the burn the Malay language Bibles. Nancy was subsequently heavily and continuously critcised for he reply, especially for saying that the non action was because Ibrahim […]

Courts do not have the final say on the Allah issue, says academic

The courts do not have the final word in the Allah case, this contest will go beyond the Federal Court, a law lecturer from the Australian National University said today. Speaking in an academic seminar titled “The Name of God on Trial: Narratives of Law, Religion and State in Malaysia”, Joshua Neoh (pic) said that […]

Defiance means Islamic authorities can continue to seize Bibles, say lawyers

The Malaysian Insider – 17 June 2014 e-means-that-islamic-authorities-can-continue-to-seize-malay-an The open defiance of the Attorney-General’s decision to release the seized Bibles can only mean that  Selangor’s religious authorities will continue to raid the Bible Society of Malaysia (BSM) and churches that use the Christian holy books containing the word ‘Allah’,  said the society’s former president. Writing […]

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