Spotlight on Jais powers after Selangor raid

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 3 — After the surprise raid and seizure of Malay and Iban language bibles yesterday, several lawyers are now questioning the extent of the Selangor Islamic Religious Department’s (Jais) power to enforce a ban on “Allah” against non-Muslims in the state. They also poured doubt on the validity and constitutionality of the…

Newsmen to protest in support of Heat

KUALA LUMPUR: Online journalists have vowed to hit the streets on Jan 4 to put pressure on the government to lift the suspension on the weekly newspaper, The Heat. They also want an investigation on the police brutality against journalists during Bersih 3.0 in 2012. Gerakan Media Marah (Geramm), a coalition of online new agencies,…

‘Revoke suspension against Surendran’

PETALING JAYA: Lawyers for Liberty (LFL) today urged the Dewan Rakyat to revoke its suspension against PKR MP N Surendran, claiming the suspension was mala fide and illegal. “Surendran’s suspension is a mockery of our supposedly most august House which is fast losing its lustre, respect and public confidence,” said LFL adviser Eric Paulsen. On…