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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.

Arun Kasi challenging AG’s move to frame contempt of court case

Arun’s counsel S Chandran says key constitutional issues like freedom of speech will be raised to revoke the application.

History in the making as 9 judges set to deliver verdict

The Federal Court, comprising nine judges for the first time, will decide if a provision in a drug law that enables the prosecution to get an easy conviction is constitutional.

Pick credible judges for apex court, say legal eagles

Apex court judges must come with unquestionable integrity and race should not be a consideration, say lawyers commenting on the impending retirement of several judges this year.

I will challenge contempt charges, says lawyer

Arun Kasi maintains that his comments published in an online portal on a Federal Court proceeding are 'constructive criticism'.

Expect slight delay in Najib’s SRC trial, say lawyers

Lawyers say this is because the Federal Court has to first decide on the question of the withdrawal of a certificate of transfer to move Najib’s case to the High Court.

Government goes to Federal Court to set aside Najib stay order

Deputy public prosecutor Budiman Lutfi Mohamed says the prosecution decided to file legal papers to challenge the Court of Appeal ruling a day after the decision.

Apex court adjourns Tony Pua’s appeal against injunction obtained by Najib

This is to allow the Court of Appeal to first rule on another appeal by Pua following the withdrawal of a defamation suit against him by the former prime minister.

Federal Court sets aside verdict from former judge

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

Putrajaya grants citizenship to 3 stateless children

The decision prompted their parents to withdraw their appeal at the Federal Court today.

Federal Court dismisses Raub gold mine’s appeal in defamation suit

Court says the president of an activist group called the Anti-Cyanide Group had merely read out the survey results and expressed the concerns of the residents.

Late Karpal’s sedition appeal chance to review draconian law, says lawyer

We will raise all factual and legal points for appraisal by the Federal Court, says lawyer Ramkarpal Singh.

Federal Court rejects applications of 16 charged under Sosma

Court rules that the constitutional issue pertaining to Sosma is now academic.

No need for constitutional court, says minister

Law minister VK Liew turns down Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah's proposal for a court to hear rights and legislation issues connected to the constitution.

Bar: Federal Court failed in duty by declining to rule on...

Bar president George Varughese says the 6-member apex court bench missed the opportunity to consider 4 questions raised.