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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.

Courts fail voters in EC redelineation challenges, says Sri Ram

Retired judge, lawyer say voters suffered a setback as courts were not prepared to hold EC accountable over redrawing of boundaries and procedural issues.

Malaysian cabinet members have equal status, says ex-judge

Any attempt to deny this fact is seditious and an attempt to overthrow the Federal Constitution, says Gopal Sri Ram.

Ex-judge says court failed to use its additional powers in EC...

Paragraph 1 of the Courts of Judicature Act 1964 gives judges the additional power to remedy a wrong, especially on fundamental rights enshrined in the Federal Constitution, says Sri Ram.

Federal Court: Sabah, Sarawak cannot depend on 1962 report to enforce...

The five-man bench also rules it has no power to give effect to a provision in the 1962 Inter-Governmental Committee Malaysia Report to compel judges from the two states to sit in the Federal Court to hear appeals coming from these states.

Bid to revoke suit by PI Bala’s widow: Court to rule...

Lawyer Gopal Sri Ram, appearing for A Santamil Selvi, has argued the merits of the case should be heard as there are numerous triable issues.

Hak untuk tidak beragama juga dijamin perlembagaan, kata bekas hakim

Bekas hakim dan peguam memberikan pandangan undang-undang mereka berkenaan kenyataan Asyraf Wajdi Dusuki di Parlimen semalam.

Atheism is not unconstitutional, legal minds tell deputy minister

Freedom of religion includes freedom not to be part of any religion, and the state cannot compel every citizen to follow some religion, say an ex-judge and a lawyer.

Court: Lawyers can claim legal fees from frozen funds

Court of Appeal rules in favour of 3 legal firms, says any denial of money for services rendered is a violation of their livelihood under the Federal Constitution.