Govt seeks to strike out suit over assault

KUALA LUMPUR: The Government has applied to strike out a suit filed by a self-employed man, who claimed to have been assaulted by a Federal Reserve Unit (FRU) team during a Bersih demonstration in 2007. Senior Federal Counsel Isnan Ishak, who is representing the defendants, in his submission to the High Court here sought to…

‘MCMC officers behaved like thugs’

LFL lawyer is outraged over MCMC’s insinuation that it is above the law. PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Communication and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) today questioned a journalist over a picture she had taken during the Bersih 2.0 rally. But according to Lawyers For Liberty (LFL) coordinator, Fadiah Nadwa Fikri, the officials had behaved like thugs in…

High court postpones Bersih case to Sept 19

Empower chief Maria Chin Abdullah (left) and Lawyer Fadiah Nadwa Fikri speaking to reporters outside the courtroom. KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 17 — The High Court postponed today the hearing to challenge the Home Minister’s decision to declare Bersih 2.0 illegal. The Attorney-General’s team — representing the ministry — led by Datuk Kamaludin Mohd Said told…

Parents of blogger hauled for questioning

KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 15, 2011): The parents of provocative blogger Mohd Nur Hanief Abdul Jalil, 27, were yesterday brought in for questioning by the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC). It was after a five-month silence since he was first hauled in by the police following his controversial blog post on March 1. The post…

Police murdered our sons, say families

 KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 11 — The families of three young men shot dead last November 13 on suspicion of robbing a petrol station claimed that the trio were killed by police in cold blood, their lawyer said today. Mohd Shamil Hafiz Shapiei, 15, Hairul Nizam Tuah, 20, and Mohd Hanafi Omar, 22, died in…

Another blow for Bukit Jalil estate residents

‘DBKL the wrong party to haul to court,’ says Justice Zabariah Mohd Yusof in striking out suit of 41 families. KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court here today struck out a suit brought by Bukit Jalil estate residents against Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) for using the Emergency Ordinance to evict them from their homes. The…

Bukit Jalil estate folk lose appeal

The Court of Appeal upheld the High Court’s decision to dismiss the interim injunction against DBKL. PUTRAJAYA: The Court of Appeal today dismissed an appeal for an injunction by 41 families living in Bukit Jalil estate against Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL), which plans to demolish their homes. In a unanimous decision, the court comprising…