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On the AG’s explanation of Syazlin’s withdrawal from Adib inquest

The claim that Syazlin Mansor would be in a position of conflict of interest is untenable as an inquest is not a criminal trial, with no prosecution and no defence.

AG will be asked to mediate in dispute over Taman Rimba...

The decision is made at a meeting attended by FT Minister Khalid Abdul Samad, lawyer-activist Ambiga Sreenevasan and Center to Combat Corruption and Cronyism executive director Cynthia Gabriel.

Bar calls for review of representation process in criminal cases

It says the process should be overhauled in the wake of recent decisions by the public prosecutor to discontinue or withdraw proceedings in several high-profile cases.

Cap on PM’s term, separation of powers could remain a dream,...

Retired judge Gopal Sri Ram says the recent failure to amend Article 1(2) of the constitution casts doubt on whether MPs would support further amendments to the law.

2 previous AGs refused to ratify Rome Statute, says Tommy Thomas

He says he is surprised as he did not know the AG can refuse to act on instructions from the Cabinet.

Special Branch confirms handphones of AG, chief sec hacked

Citing sources, The Edge report says some ministers' handphones were also affected.

Najib tells why Rome Statute was never signed by BN govt

He says BN had wanted to ratify the statute but was advised by the then attorney-general that it may contravene the constitution.

Najib should have been given discharge in SRC case, says Shafee

The lawyer says the ex-PM should have been charged again in the Sessions Court after the attorney-general withdrew his transfer certificate.

AG: Board okays UEC holders to sit for Certificate in Legal...

New conditions have been imposed after a review exercise was conducted in response to representations from numerous quarters, says Tommy Thomas.

Appointing ad hoc prosecutor in 1MDB case is client-lawyer privilege, says...

Even under normal circumstances, no counsel needs to produce an appointment letter to the opposing side, says Tommy Thomas.

Arun Kasi challenging AG’s move to frame contempt of court case

Arun’s counsel S Chandran says key constitutional issues like freedom of speech will be raised to revoke the application.

Race, religion irrelevant in posts for executive and judiciary, says Bar

It says it is 'appalled' over former de facto law minister Nazri Aziz's statement during Semenyih campaign.

Take Perak to court too, PAS tells AG

PAS deputy president Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man says Perak is committing the same offence that Kelantan is being sued for.

Dancing with lawyers: Richard and Tommy do the twist

Although Chief Justice Richard Malanjum and Attorney-General Tommy Thomas did not burn up the dance floor at the Sabah and Sarawak legal fratenity’s gala dinner, their twists have led to a burning debate.

A-G, graft agency to sit on Sarawak project award committees

This is to further enhance Sarawak government's excellent achievements and good record of governance, says Chief Minister Abang Johari Openg.

Prosecute public officers who accept political donations, says lawyer

SN Nair says there is no such thing as policy decision in criminal law as abuse of public office to receive political donations constitutes corruption.

Trump fires A-G Jeff Sessions

Jeff Sessions is the first casualty of a Cabinet shakeup expected since the midterm elections earlier this week.

Activist: AG must appeal ‘paltry’ RM35,000 fine on Tg Bungah contractor

AG should seek higher fine and push for jail sentence as deterrent to other construction companies.

MH17: Anthony Loke rubbishes influence of Russian operatives

Australian news portal ABC says observers were surprised when Malaysia said there is 'inconclusive evidence' connecting Russian military to the missile that brought down the MH17 plane.

Siti Kasim: Anwar given full pardon, eligible to stand in PD

The lawyer-activist says she received a response from Tommy Thomas over the PKR president-elect's status.

MACC completes probe on Rosmah, says now up to AG

The anti-graft agency's chief commissioner Mohd Shukri Abdull says the investigation papers have been submitted to the attorney-general for the next course of action.

AG duty bound to reveal Shafee received RM9.5 mil, Court of...

Despite the fresh evidence in favour of Anwar Ibrahim, the AG’s Chambers says it will still oppose his appeal that he was not accorded a fair trial in the Sodomy 2 case.

What you can do with a law degree

Besides practising law, law degree holders can pursue a career in publishing and marketing such as a legal editor, proofreader, copywriter, or even a novelist.

Speed up institutional reforms, Bersih says after Guan Eng’s acquittal

The NGO says work to separate the office of the AG from the office of the public prosecutor and to make MACC independent should not be further delayed.