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Akta MKN langgar perlembagaan, kata bekas hakim

Gopal Sri Ram berkata akta MKN mesti dimansuhkan atau dipinda semula untuk mematuhi perlembagaan jika kerajaan mahukan undang-undang sedemikian.

NSC Act violates constitution, says ex-judge

Gopal Sri Ram says the act must be repealed but can be redrafted to comply with the constitution if the government wants such a law.

Daim, bukan tempat anda panggil hakim tertinggi, kata Sri Ram

Salah dan tidak berperlembagaan bagi sesiapa selain PM memanggil ketua hakim negara, presiden Mahkamah Rayuan atau mana-mana hakim, kata Gopal Sri Ram.

Sri Ram to Daim: Not your place to call up top...

Unconstitutional and wrong for anyone other than PM to summon Chief Justice, Appeal Court president or any judge, says Gopal Sri Ram.

Vital for new AG to know criminal law, says ex-judge

Otherwise the government would be heading for legal disaster if it has to bring charges against those who broke the law in the previous government while the AG is also Public Prosecutor, says former judge Gopal Sri Ram.

New AG could order fresh Altantuya murder probe, says ex-judge

Gopal Sri Ram says the conduct of the prosecution during the murder trial could be questioned.

Legal minds: EC should not be defended by AG but by...

The EC is neither part of the executive nor the legislature and it should not receive legal advice from the Attorney-General's Chambers, says Gopal Sri Ram.

Senator lantikan BN harus letak jawatan, kata bekas hakim

Kegagalan berbuat demikian beri gambaran mereka mahu menyusahkan kerajaan PH, kata Gopal Sri Ram.

Legal eagles converge at Perdana Leadership Foundation

These include Chief Justice Raus Sharif, former Federal Court judge Gopal Sri Ram and former attorney-general Abdul Gani Patail.

Remove laws that restrict press freedom and free speech, says ex-judge

Putrajaya must also look into revamping the justice system and workings of the Election Commission, says Gopal Sri Ram

Ex-judge: King has no choice, must appoint Mahathir as PM

Gopal Sri Ram says the constitution only requires that the prime minister have the support of the majority of MPs, and does not take into account which party has more MPs.

GE14 date: Voters have grounds to challenge EC, says ex-judge

Citizens have the right to ask the EC to change the date as traditionally polling day is on a weekend, says Gopal Sri Ram.

Ex-judge: Caretaker govts might run foul of the law when using...

Gopal Sri Ram says use of funds or facilities amounts to abuse of power and members of federal or state caretaker governments may be held criminally liable.

Ex-Bar chief: Trainee judges should not preside over govt cases

Param Cumaraswamy says their independence is suspect because they are awaiting confirmation to be elevated as High Court judges.

Ex-judge: Legal avenue still open to fight redelineation report

The appropriate remedy will be a declaration and injunction to restrain the prime minister from presenting the Election Commission’s report to the Dewan Rakyat, says Gopal Sri Ram.

Promote Court of Appeal judges, say ex-judge, former Bar chief

A spate of retirements among Federal Court judges will open up an unprecedented six vacancies over the next nine months and these vacancies should be filled by promoting capable judges, say Gopal Sri Ram and Ragunath Kesavan.

Ex-judge: PM not public officer is a regressive ruling

We must now await a future Malaysian court to make the correction, says Gopal Sri Ram.

Ex-judge: Pua’s defence valid, injunction on video should be lifted

Gopal Sri Ram says courts must follow established principles and bending them would set a dangerous precedent.

Ex-judge: Court not using power it has over EC

Laws are in place to give judges the power to remedy an injustice in the case of seven Melaka voters and MPs against Election Commission, says Gopal Sri Ram.

Ex-judge: Any provision that denies judicial review is illegal

Federal Court ruling on Indira Gandhi case makes it clear that no federal or state law can interfere with the power of judicial review, says Gopal Sri Ram.

Amend constitution, law to bring certainty to child conversions, say legal...

It is possible for another apex court not to follow the pronouncement in Indira Gandhi's case and the safest course is to amend Article 12 (4) of the Federal Constitution to end such conversions, says Sri Ram.

Indira Gandhi verdict has far-reaching implications, says ex-judge

Retired Federal Court judge Gopal Sri Ram says the judgment affirms several principles, including the doctrine that parliament cannot enact any law that interferes with the courts’ power of judicial review.

Ex-judge cites 3 reasons why Court of Appeal judgments delayed, suggests...

Gopal Sri Ram says the judiciary must urgently remedy the problem of late judgment delivery as the COA is the engine of the judicature.

Ex-judge: Improper for Bar to talk on appointments at OLY

Gopal Sri Ram says Bar will be lacking in decorum and propriety by raising the matter in the presence of persons whose appointments are being challenged.