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Jong Nam case legal precedent favours accused whose defence is called

A court judgment has become a legal precedent for the prosecution to supply statements recorded by investigation agencies when offering witnesses to the defence, say lawyers

Court of Appeal upholds Movida bombers’ 25-year jail sentence

The court says the crime committed by the duo was serious as it not only caused injuries but also damaged property.

Man dubbed ‘cosplay killer’ gets 22 years’ jail, instead of death,...

Court of Appeal finds it is not safe to convict Poon Wai Hong of murder due to the absence of an intention to kill his girlfriend in 2013.

No federal law can take away basic rights of citizens, court...

Provisions in the Criminal Procedure Code against the constitution, lawyer says in appeal by ex-intel boss.

Court allows ex-Hindraf leader’s appeal against Waytha’s defamation suit

N Ganesan had appealed against a lower court's ruling which ordered him to pay RM100,000 in damages and RM20,000 in costs to P Waytha Moorthy.

Base decision solely on evidence, family urges appeals court

Family of murdered banker fear an earlier conviction may be reversed after judge accuses banker's mother of being a biased witness.

Court allows Najib, Shafee to challenge Sri Ram’s appointment as prosecutor

Judge Hasnah Mohamed Hashim says the judicial review applications by the former prime minister and his lawyer are 'arguable and not frivolous'.

Second judge steps down in appeal of woman convicted of hubby’s...

Court of Appeal judge raises concern over proper quorum after hearing is adjourned again.

Lawyer: It’d be wrong to charge judge before investigating his allegations

Haniff Khatri Abdulla says the sincere allegations of judge Hamid Sultan Abu Backer should not be swept under the carpet and the government should not lose the opportunity to clean up the judiciary's image through a RCI.

Court declares DBKL’s Tiara Titiwangsa public objection hearing invalid

Court of Appeal also rules there is ground for bias as KL mayor also sits on the board of Yayasan Wilayah Persekutuan, the land on which the high-density project was to be built.

Cops record statement from judge Hamid

But Hamid Sultan Abu Backer insists he will only talk at the RCI.

Lawyers split over whether RCI into judge’s expose will bring changes

Some say that, based on past RCIs, little can be achieved while others say such an inquiry may result in reforms to the judiciary.

Lawyer: Judge who affirmed affidavit on judges’ misconduct wants RCI

Hamid Sultan Abu Backer cannot reveal anything now as it would implicate court registrars and other judges, says his counsel.

Federal Court sets aside verdict from former judge

Judgment nullified due to 'coram failure', appeal to be reheard before a new bench.

Judge’s explosive affidavit on judicial misconduct goes viral

Court of Appeal judge Hamid Sultan Abu Backer’s affidavit in support of lawyer Sangeet Kaur Deo in her legal action against the chief justice is unprecedented, says lawyer.

Court throws out child’s appeal to acquire Malaysian citizenship

The Court of Appeal says the boy already holds a Philippines’ passport and Malaysia does not recognise dual citizenship.

Top criminal lawyer appointed ad-hoc prosecutor in Najib’s SRC case

V Sithambaram could appear at the Court of Appeal on Thursday when it hears three appeals by former prime minister Najib Razak.

Make it a rule for lawyers to appear in criminal appeals,...

There will be no equality before the law when unrepresented appellants in the Court of Appeal are no match for experienced DPPs.

Ukrainian implicated in drug trafficking freed

This comes after prosecution decides against pursuing its appeal.

Appeals court upholds acquittal of South Africans for trafficking drugs

The three-member bench unanimously affirms an earlier High Court ruling on the matter.

Judges must do their homework if oral submission time capped, say...

They say judges in the Court of Appeal and Federal Court must read up and understand the facts of the case before the hearing.

Ex-soldier escapes jail term over weapons charge

Court of Appeal rules Asri Che Din is entitled to be bound over as the offence is not considered serious.

PM’s special officer withdraws appeal over 1MDB audit report

Zahid Mat Arip's lawyer tells Court of Appeal the case is being dropped as the new Pakatan Harapan government has already made public the auditor-general’s report on 1MDB.

Apex court rules appeal court can hear contempt proceedings

A five-member bench led by Chief Justice Richard Malanjum allows returning officer Amino Agos Suyub a stay of his three-month jail term pending disposal of his appeal.