Sessions Court judge Azura Alwi used her discretion judiciously in not imposing additional conditions against the former PM for him to remain free, says N Sivananthan.
The court cannot dictate how police carry out their investigations but, at the same time, it cannot be oblivious to the many horror stories and allegations of police abuse, says the Federal Court.
Court of Appeal takes the stand that the matter has become academic and there is no travesty of justice as the ban on Maria has been lifted.
Federal Court says it has no constitutional right to direct the chief judge of Malaya to use his discretion to advise the king to appoint retired judges to decide on the appointments of Raus Sharif and Zulkefli Ahmad Makinudin.
Condemned former kick-boxing coach wants court to suspend death penalty as he may benefit if Parliament approves amendments doing away with mandatory death penalty for drug trafficking.
In other Commonwealth countries, such as Singapore, the court has declared that the prosecutorial power of the AG can be reviewed, says Steven Thiru.
Chief Justice Raus Sharif says attorney-general’s prosecutorial power cannot be questioned, and that it is not only good law but good policy, too.
Three-man bench also rules that Petaling Jaya Utara MP Tony Pua has no right to be heard and that the Immigration department director-general is not required to give any reason for imposing such a ban.
Retired Federal Court judge Gopal Sri Ram says the facts and circumstances of each case differ and judges must be given the latitude to impose a token custodial sentence.
Section 59A of the Immigration Act prevents aggrieved citizens the right to judicial review in such matters, says justice Nik Hasmat Nik Mohamad, in dismissing suit by Maria Chin Abdullah.