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Change the law on Sabah, Sarawak appeal cases, says lawyer

Federal Court ruling in native customary rights case shows the need for judges who have Bornean experience, says Yogeswaran Subramaniam.

Kelantan govt appeals to stop High Court from hearing dispute over...

It maintains that only the Federal Court has the jurisdiction to settle a dispute when it involves two sovereign authorities.

Sarawak PKR rep says court decision does not answer land rights...

See Chee How says they’ll have to wait for another panel of the Federal Court to give a bolder decision on the issue of native customary land rights.

When judges fail to understand ordinary people

A good judge must understand the lives of ordinary people and have a deep cultural understanding of the various communities.

Iban communities lose bid to review ruling on native customs

The Federal Court in a 4-1 majority decision says there is no basis for a new panel to review the earlier decision.

Govt remains defendant in Altantuya family’s suit, apex court rules

Federal Court also orders government to pay RM5,000 in costs.

Govt wants Federal Court to determine 4 legal questions in lawsuit...

The government applies for leave to appeal against the decision to reinstate it as a defendant.

Apex court grants assembly leave to appeal in DAP man’s disqualification...

Sarawak Speaker Mohamad Asfia Awang Nassar says they provided 19 reasons why the Federal Court should grant them leave to appeal against the decision.

Only judges in office can pronounce written judgments, apex court rules

Federal Court sets aside judgment by another court because the judge who had written the majority decision had already resigned when the decision was read.

Alliance Bank disputes claims about union-busting

The bank says the Federal Court did not rule that it was guilty of union-busting or that it had broken any law.

Court ruling shows banks promote staff to erode union power, says...

The banking union’s lawyer says the landmark ruling by the Federal Court applies to all sectors and employees' right to unionise.

Guan Eng gets leave to appeal in defamation suit against Perkasa

The Federal Court will decide whether the then Penang chief minister can sue in his official capacity.

Musa’s son keeps seat as apex court throws out election challenge

Federal Court dismisses the appeal by Warisan candidate against the victory of Yamani Hafez Musa, the son of former chief minister Musa Aman.

Anwar’s challenge on constitutionality of NSC now fixed for Oct 30

The Port Dickson MP wants the Federal Court to decide whether the NSC Act is unconstitutional.

9-member Federal Court bench to decide if NSC Act unconstitutional

PKR president Anwar Ibrahim had filed a suit in 2016, claiming the implementation of the National Security Council Act was unconstitutional and void.

Justice hurried is justice buried, say lawyers

They say an accused has the right to exhaust legal issues up to the Federal Court before trial begins.

Ensure all members of apex court bench deliver ruling, say legal...

A retired Federal Court judge and two lawyers tell why it is important for the chief justice to ensure that all members of a Federal Court bench who hear a case also be present to deliver the ruling.

Penang abandons legal battle on election boundaries

Lawyer Leong Cheok Keng says the state feels that the matter is now academic, but is prepared to take up the issue at another time.

Justice may be denied if PM, ministers enjoy legal immunity, court...

Aggrieved parties will be denied access to justice if members of the executive are above the law, says lawyer.

Findings on Islamic finance binding on civil courts, rules Federal Court

The Shariah Advisory Council's role is lawful as Parliament can delegate its power to any branch of the executive, says judge Azahar Mohamed

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.

Ex-MP Gobalakrishnan to pay RM150,000 for defaming ex-Bar president

His case came to an end after the Federal Court refused to give an extension of time to file a leave application over a Court of Appeal ruling.

Provide grounds for decision to free Karpal of sedition charge, says...

Syed Iskandar Syed Jaafar Al Mahdzar says this raised awareness among the lower courts, public, and legal profession of the defences available to those charged with sedition.

AG: Lawyer insinuated judges were corrupt in his articles

Tommy Thomas says two articles written by Arun Kasi that appeared on the Aliran website were an attack on the judiciary.