Lawyers call for coroner’s court

PETALING JAYA (Jan 2, 2013): The legal fraternity has called for the establishment of a coroner’s court in Malaysia in a bid for structural reform of inquests. Bar Council president Lim Chee Wee said such a court would be able to focus on identifying the deceased and ascertaining the circumstances of death. “Recent enquiries into…

Three generations of being stateless

KUALA LUMPUR STATELESS: Sarojini’s marriage is not recognised legally. THREE members of a family filed a suit against the National Registration Department (NRD), Home Ministry and the Malaysian government today at the Jalan Duta High Court for rendering them stateless. Letchumy Suppiah, 69, and her two daughters, Mala Kothandu, 34, and Sarojini Kothandu, 32, are seeking…

LFL bantah mahkamah bebas Jenain, gesa A-G rayu keputusan

KUALA LUMPUR, 5 Dis — Keputusan mahkamah membebaskan Korporal Jenain Subi daripada tuduhan menyebabkan kematian remaja lelaki berumur 15 tahun, Aminulrasyid Amzah dibantah oleh kumpulan “Lawyers for Liberty (LFL)”, malah menggesa Peguam Negara (A-G) supaya merayu semula keputusan tersebut atas alasan wujudnya kelemahan pihak berkuasa dalam menguruskan kes tersebut. LFL menegaskan, terdapat beberapa perkara dalam…

Permohonan Rafizi ketepi tuduhan Bafia ditolak, peguam fail rayuan

SHAH ALAM 23 November: Mahkamah Tinggi Shah Alam hari ini menolak permohonan Pengarah Strategi KEADILAN, Rafizi Ramli untuk mengenepi pertuduhan di bawah Akta Perbankan dan Institusi Kewangan 1989 ke atasnya. Hakim Datuk Ghazali Cha dalam penghakimannya menyebut, permohonan itu bersifat ‘pre-matual’ atau terlalu awal untuk dikatakan sebagai berniat jahat (mala fide) dan sepatutnya dilakukan ketika…

Heret Rafizi kes Bafia bukti pendakwaan terpilih – Peguam

SHAH ALAM 19 November: Sebarang bentuk penyelewengan dan penipuan tidak perlu dirahsia serta wajar didedah dan tindakan dikenakan ke atas yang didakwa hendaklah tidak bersifat selektif, kata Sivarasa Rasiah. Demikian hujah peguam kepada Pengarah Strategi KEADILAN, Rafizi Ramli itu pada pendengaran permohonan anak guamnya untuk membatalkan tuduhan di bawah Akta Perbankan dan Institusi Kewangan 1989…

Criminal charges negate BAFIA shield, Rafizi trial told

The criminal charges against the NFCorp chairman meant he would gain no protection from the BAFIA’s provisions, Rafizi’s lawyer argued. — File pic KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 19 ― An individual automatically loses his right to banking confidentiality once he is charged with committing a criminal offence, a Shah Alam High Court hearing Rafizi Ramli’s application…