Court bins Anwar’s challenge against NSC Act

KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court here dismissed today Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s constitutional challenge against the controversial National Security Council (NSC) Act 2016 on a technical point, his lawyer confirmed. Latheefa Koya, one of the lawyers who represented the PKR de facto leader, said the judge agreed with the government lawyer’s preliminary objection that the…

Judge: Edge can claim damages

KUALA LUMPUR: The Edge Commu­nications Sdn Bhd can claim for damages from the Home Minister for suspending two of its publications last year, Court of Appeal ruled. A three-man panel unanimously dismissed the appeal brought by the Home Minister and the Home Ministry secretary-general. Court of Appeal judge Justice Mohd Zawawi Salleh held that the…

Suhakam wants mechanism to review NSC Act

KUALA LUMPUR: It was Benjamin Franklin who said in 1755 that “those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety”, recalled Suhakam Chairman Razali Ismail in the keynote speech at the “Civil Society Conference on National Security” in Kuala Lumpur on Thursday. Franklin’s simple phrase reminds…

Suhakam: There is room for human rights improvement

KUALA LUMPUR: The new chairman of the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) Tan Sri Razali Ismail wants the Government to have greater human rights reforms which he says are still lacking. Razali said despite the nation’s development and economic progress, there was still room for human rights improvements. “As Malaysia makes reasonable strides in…