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Court rules retired judge can appear for client over Orang Asli...

Court of Appeal says there is no merit for Saling bin Lau Bee Chiang and 70 others to disqualify Gopal Sri Ram from representing former lawyer S Kanagawi.

Jho Low lakukan 4 kesalahan mengikut undang-undang negara, kata bekas hakim

Gopal Sri Ram tidak bersetuju ahli perniagaan itu tidak menyalahi undang-undang negara.

Jho Low committed 4 offences locally over 1MDB, says ex-judge

Gopal Sri Ram says the businessman can be prosecuted for CBT, conspiracy to commit CBT, abetment of CBT and cheating.

Ex-judge: AG should lodge police report over Raja Petra’s allegation

Given the nature of the comments and the seriousness of the allegation, this is a case of criminal defamation, says Sri Ram.

Ex-judge: Fatwas are not equivalent to laws passed by legislatures

It is the Act of Parliament that has legislative authority, maintains Gopal Sri Ram.

New govt must legislate judicial reform, says ex-judge

The Judicial Appointments Commission must be given constitutional status to recommend appointments of judges to the king instead of the prime minister, says Gopal Sri Ram.

Govt lawyer: No need for judge with Bornean experience to hear...

Sarawak government argues, in timber firm’s appeal before the Federal Court, that there’s no need for a judge from Sabah or Sarawak to sit on the Federal Court to hear any case originating from these two territories,

Zaki’s remark on constitution could set bad precedent, says ex-judge

Gopal Sri Ram says calling rule on retirement age for judges 'archaic' is dangerous as other provisions could then be questioned, taking country down 'slippery slope'.

Bar, Zaid, Khairuddin lose case against AG ‘failing to prosecute’ Najib

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.

Bar Council cancels forum to discuss judges’ appointments

Council needs to concentrate its resources for the upcoming EGM, says Bar president George Varughese.

Removal of judicial power: Don’t blame me, says Dr Mahathir

Former prime minister refutes allegation by retired judge that he was behind the move to remove the judicial power of the courts in 1988.

Exciting exchange expected on judges’ appointments at Bar forum

Gopal Sri Ram, who has publicly spoken against the move, and Muhammad Shafee Abdullah, who is for the appointments, are the speakers at the Aug 2 event.

Bekas hakim: Malanjum boleh diangkat jika ketua hakim tolak pelanjutan

Suruhanjaya Pelantikan Kehakiman kemudian boleh mencadangkan Majlis Raja-Raja melantik Richard Malanjum ke jawatan tertinggi badan kehakiman itu, kata Gopal Sri Ram.

Practise democracy to ensure separation of powers, says Mahathir

The PPBM chairman says the executive branch of government should not obey the directives of the legislator if told to implement illegal acts.

Sri Ram salahkan Dr Mahathir, Abu Talib hapus kuasa kehakiman

Gopal berkata keputusan mahkamah persekutuan dalam kes Semenyih Jaya yang menyatakan pindaan 1988 bertentangan dengan struktur dasar undang-undang tertinggi negara adalah keputusan yang berani.

Sri Ram blames Mahathir, ex-AG for removing judicial power

Retired judge tells forum Federal Constitution was amended in 1988 after former AG Abu Talib Othman allegedly complained that judges interfered in his work.

Raus Sharif’s extension as CJ ‘unconstitutional’, says Kit Siang

The DAP parliamentary leader calls on Raus to uphold the sanctity and integrity of the Federal Constitution by declining the appointment.

One-day jail sentence is fine if circumstances call for it, says...

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.

Ouster clauses block citizens’ access to justice, says retired judge

Judges must dispense justice, as a recent apex court ruling by Justice Zainun Ali has re-established the concepts of judicial power, independence of the judiciary and separation of powers, says Sri Ram.

Nine judges should be in line for CJ’s post, say lawyers,...

This time the selection process will be delicate as the top judge could remain in office for less than two years.

Pelantikan exco di tangan menteri besar, kata bekas hakim

Perlembagaan negeri beri kuasa kepada menteri besar untuk memilih siapa yang akan bekerja dengannya, kata Sri Ram

Retaining chief justice beyond retirement age illegal, says Bar

Raus Sharif's contributions to the judiciary are well known and it is unfair to him should he become embroiled in controversy, says George Varughese.

Extending tenure of chief justice unconstitutional, says retired judge

Any judge of the superior courts can only remain in office up to 66 years plus six months, says Sri Ram.

Izin Majlis Raja-raja perlu untuk pinda undang-undang syariah

Rakyat berhak menyuarakan kebimbangan mereka. Akta 355 bukan hak eksklusif Hadi Awang. Kalau dia berfikir demikian, maka dia salah di sisi perlembagaan