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Bar Council cancels forum to discuss judges’ appointments

Council needs to concentrate its resources for the upcoming EGM, says Bar president George Varughese.

Exciting exchange expected on judges’ appointments at Bar forum

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.

Government, people care little about death penalty, says Bar

Malaysian Bar human rights committee co-chair Andrew Khoo says only opposition parties seem to be in favour of ending capital punishment.

Ramkarpal: Raus, Zulkefli appointments unconstitutional because they are incumbents

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.

Bar says retaining top judges unconstitutional, to call EGM

The Bar Council regards Putrajaya's decision to retain top two judges as 'blatantly unconstitutional'.

Why the no-fault-liability scheme is efficient and fair

This reader argues why the no-fault-liability (NFL) scheme is far more superior than liability insurance.

Bar Council: Stop identifying domestic workers as servants

Bar Council calls on the government to give these workers key labour rights, adding that they are not 'second-class workers'.

Special panel to review amendments to Legal Profession Act

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.

Bar Council: Select committee needed to study Hadi’s bill

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

Malaysian Bar: Halt all executions now

Lawyers’ body wants government to abolish death penalty for all crimes following Cabinet decision to review mandatory death sentence in the Dangerous Drugs Act.

Bar voices support to split Judicial and Legal Service Commission

This separation will remove the public perception that lower court judges are under the thumb of the attorney-general, says George Varughese.

‘Attempts to Islamise the Bar Council will only divide fraternity’

Zaid Ibrahim says it will be better for one to first Islamise oneself.

Have oversight body to monitor cops, Bar says again

Police accountability has been of public concern for a number of years and it is time the force is reformed, says lawyer Firdaus Husni.

Senior lawyer Cecil Abraham cleared of alleged misconduct

High Court judge rules there is no ground to interfere with the decision of the Advocates and Solicitors Disciplinary Board.

Orang Asli activist Siti Kasim makes it to Bar Council

She is among four new faces elected in direct election to the Bar Council.

Maria’s Sosma charge due to foreign funding?

Malaysian Bar president Steven Thiru says money received from George Soros-funded OSF likely reason for police holding Bersih leader under anti-terror law.

Lawyer seeks walk for justice to protest Sosma abuse

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.

Bar appeals ruling to determine if AG’s power is unlimited

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.

CFM: No selective probes over foreign funding

Christian Federation of Malaysia says threats against individuals, groups should not be emboldened by the inaction of authorities.

Siti Kasim wants MPs, state reps to give up legal practice

Activist lawyer suggests key proposal as part of her campaign to get elected into Bar Council.

IGP: Police probe of Bar Council will carry on

Khalid says police must look into accusations of political motives despite Bar assurance of research grant.

Bar Council also faces police action on OSF grant

OSF gave USD15,000 last year to carry out research into migrant workers in Malaysia.

Let new judge hear Maria’s suit against Jamal

No need for speculation over reasons behind change in the judge presiding over case, says former Malaysian Bar president Zainur Zakaria.

Bar deplores ‘fraud’ allegations in legal aid scheme

Malaysian Bar holding watching brief on two lawyers accused of corruption over claims made by them under the scheme.