High Court rejects stateless boy’s bid for citizenship

KUALA LUMPUR, April 23 — The High Court here today dismissed a stateless boy’s application for a judicial review against the government’s decision to deny him Malaysian citizenship. Judge Datuk Asmabi Mohamad said the boy’s mother was a Thai citizen and he should therefore adopt her nationality, when dismissing the application with costs. “In the…

Man loses suit against cops over issue of wrong identity

KUALA LUMPUR: A self-employed man has lost his RM2mil civil claim against the police and the Government for wrongfully identifying his attacker during a Bersih rally in 2007. Aleyasak Hamid @ Hassan, 39, had claimed that he was attacked by Federal Reserve Unit (FRU) personnel during a protest rally in Jalan Tun Perak on Nov…

Dewan Rakyat passes POTA without amendment

KUALA LUMPUR: The Prevention of Terrorism Bill (POTA) 2015 was passed without amendment at the Dewan Rakyat at about 2.25am after a debate of more than 12 hours. The bill was passed after the ninth block voting, with the final voting favouring the government when 79 members of parliament (MPs) agreeing on the bill while…

Cartoonist Zunar charged with nine counts of sedition

KUALA LUMPUR: Cartoonist Zunar has claimed trial to nine charges of sedition for allegedly insulting the judiciary in tweets made regarding Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s conviction in the Sodomy 2 case. Zulkiflee Anwar Haque, 53, better known as Zunar, was charged before the Sessions Court with publishing seditious tweets through the account @zunarkartunis at 3pm…

Cartoonist Zunar charged with nine counts of sedition

KUALA LUMPUR: Cartoonist Zunar has claimed trial to nine charges of sedition for allegedly insulting the judiciary in tweets made regarding Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s conviction in the Sodomy 2 case. Zulkiflee Anwar Haque, 53, better known as Zunar, was charged before the Sessions Court with publishing seditious tweets through the account @zunarkartunis at 3pm…

Lawyer arrested for sedition over hudud tweets

PETALING JAYA: Human rights lawyer Eric Paulsen has been arrested for sedition over tweets he posted on hudud. The Lawyers for Liberty (LFL) executive director was arrested yesterday over two tweets posted on his Twitter account earlier the same day. City CID chief Senior Asst Comm Zainuddin Ahmad confirmed the arrest and said Paulsen was…