Tag: Bar Council
Council needs to concentrate its resources for the upcoming EGM, says Bar president George Varughese.
Gopal Sri Ram, who has publicly spoken against the move, and Muhammad Shafee Abdullah, who is for the appointments, are the speakers at the Aug 2 event.
Malaysian Bar human rights committee co-chair Andrew Khoo says only opposition parties seem to be in favour of ending capital punishment.
The law is clear that a chief justice may only propose a candidate who has retired to be ad-hoc judge, says the senior lawyer.
The Bar Council regards Putrajaya's decision to retain top two judges as 'blatantly unconstitutional'.
This reader argues why the no-fault-liability (NFL) scheme is far more superior than liability insurance.
Bar Council calls on the government to give these workers key labour rights, adding that they are not 'second-class workers'.
The committee, which comprises representatives of the government and the Bar Council, will ensure the welfare of those involved in the legal sector is maintained.
DPM Zahid Hamidi had announced last November that a committee with Muslim and non-Muslim MPs would be formed to iron out issues on the shariah amendment bill
Lawyers’ body wants government to abolish death penalty for all crimes following Cabinet decision to review mandatory death sentence in the Dangerous Drugs Act.
This separation will remove the public perception that lower court judges are under the thumb of the attorney-general, says George Varughese.
Zaid Ibrahim says it will be better for one to first Islamise oneself.
Police accountability has been of public concern for a number of years and it is time the force is reformed, says lawyer Firdaus Husni.
High Court judge rules there is no ground to interfere with the decision of the Advocates and Solicitors Disciplinary Board.
She is among four new faces elected in direct election to the Bar Council.
Malaysian Bar president Steven Thiru says money received from George Soros-funded OSF likely reason for police holding Bersih leader under anti-terror law.
Maria Chin's detention is a message by the powers that be to instil fear in the hearts of the Malaysian public, says the human rights lawyer.
The case is important as in a system founded on the rule of law, no government instrument should be above the law, says Bar Council chairman Steven Thiru.
Christian Federation of Malaysia says threats against individuals, groups should not be emboldened by the inaction of authorities.
Activist lawyer suggests key proposal as part of her campaign to get elected into Bar Council.
Khalid says police must look into accusations of political motives despite Bar assurance of research grant.
OSF gave USD15,000 last year to carry out research into migrant workers in Malaysia.
No need for speculation over reasons behind change in the judge presiding over case, says former Malaysian Bar president Zainur Zakaria.
Malaysian Bar holding watching brief on two lawyers accused of corruption over claims made by them under the scheme.