PCA amendments passed to gain Umno support

PETALING JAYA: The Prevention of Crime (Amendment and Extension) 2013 Bill was passed hastily to gain the support of Umno members in view of looming party polls, opined legal experts today. University Malaya law professor Azmi Sharom said the Bill was rushed through to show that Umno MPs are not “afraid” to do these kind…

Tian Chua sedition trial to proceed

Parti Keadilan Rakyat vice-president Tian Chua has failed in his bid to strike out the sedition charge against him for making statements on the intrusion incident in Lahad Datu, Sabah. High Court Judge Datuk Amelia Tee Hong Geok Abdullah, in dismissing Tian Chua’s application, said the charge as it stands was not wrong in law.…

Three born in Malaysia finally get citizenship

The legal action over citizenship filed by three Malaysian-born Indians against the government finally came to an end after both parties resolved the matter in the High Court today. The parties recorded the consent settlement in chambers before Judge Datuk Zaleha Yusof. Counsel Eric Paulsen and Latheefa Koya, who acted for S. Letchumy and her…

Parental consent required, says lawyer

Parents … if your children have been questioned by police without your consent or without you being present, sue them. Malaysian Centre for Constitutionalism and Human Rights coordinator Edmund Bon said parents should do so for the arbitrary and unlawful interference in the lives and privacy of their children. “They should also sue (to claim)…

Oct 16, 17 set for Tian Chua’s sedition trial

KUALA LUMPUR: A Sessions Court here has fixed Oct 16 and 17 for the trial of PKR vice-president Chua Tian Chang, who is charged with sedition over his statement linking the Government to the Lahad Datu intrusion. Judge Norsharidah Awang fixed the date in chambers Wednesday after meeting deputy public prosecutor Mohd Farizul Hassan and…