Court junks second Nik Nazmi assembly law charge

PETALING JAYA, May 6 — A Sessions Court granted a discharge not amounting to an acquittal to Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad this afternoon, barely two hours after the Selangor lawmaker was charged with violating an assembly law — the same charge he was freed of recently.   Judge Yasmin Abdul Razak said the lower court…

LFL: Implementing hudud would be unconstitutional

Press Statement Implementing hudud would be unconstitutional Lawyers for Liberty views with extreme concern PAS’ attempt to table a private member’s bill in Parliament in order to implement the Sharia Criminal Code (II) Enactment 1993, or hudud, in Kelantan. This is an extremely irresponsible act of political grandstanding, calculated to burnish PAS’ Islamic credentials, to…

The Coroner’s Court is Old Wine in New Bottle

Imagine my surprise when I read Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Nancy Shukri’s sudden announcement of the commencement of the Coroner’s Court to replace the inquest system (New Straits Times, 3 April 2014 – “Nancy: Coroner’s Court starts April 15”) when there was no consultation with the Malaysian Bar or civil society on a…