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Tag: Justice

Behaviour of Muslims driving people away from Islam, says PM

Saying people are put off by some acts done in the name of Islam, Dr Mahathir Mohamad reminds Muslims of the need to show by the way they live that Islam is a great religion.

Bangladesh protests stir opposition hopes of revival before poll

Alam, who is a voter in his hometown in Barishal, in southern Bangladesh, said he would vote for the first time this year - for Khaleda's Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP).

Trump ex-lawyer Cohen pleads guilty — and implicates president

The former lawyer and businessman pleaded guilty to five counts of tax fraud, one of bank fraud and two counts of violating campaign finance laws.

How independent are our judges?

The shocking revelation by a judge that he was reprimanded for a dissenting judgment again throws the spotlight on the judiciary and how far it is independent.

Investors sue Tesla’s Musk over go-private tweets

Musk said he could finance the buyout of Tesla at a large premium to current valuation, causing so-called short-sellers who have been betting on the stock crashing for years to lose millions.

Ex-judge: Subordinate court judges should be exempted from BTN courses

Their mental faculty should not be contaminated in dispensing justice although they are public servants, says Gopal Sri Ram.

Preventive laws rob police of natural investigative abilities

Preventive laws have outlived their purpose and the police must come to terms with the new reality of human rights.

Scandal in Brazil over black man in mistaken identity case

A black man was jailed for more than a week in Rio because he was mistaken for a suspect who was also an Afro-Brazilian with a shaven head.

Should judge recuse himself from Najib’s case?

It is imperative that the conduct of the case at all levels be above reproach, such that the common man will remark: 'The judge has been fair.'

Man behind UK VIP child sex claims charged with perverting justice

The 50-year-old man was charged with 12 counts of perverting the course of justice and one count of fraud.

Stop obstructing lawyers, Bar tells police

Its president George Varughese says the arrest of lawyer Siti Kasim will give rise to the notion that the police are again abusing their powers.

Lawyer: Remove ‘quick disposal of cases’ KPI for judges

MP and lawyer RSN Rayer says rather than helping clear the backlog of cases, it is only adding to the problem.

Rebel Wilson vows to appeal defamation payout cut

It was the largest defamation win in Australian legal history and Bauer appealed, arguing the size of the settlement set a dangerous precedent and there were errors of law in the judgement.

MMA star McGregor expresses ‘regret’ for melee

McGregor, 29, has been charged with multiple counts of assault and criminal mischief after attacking a bus filled with UFC fighters at the Barclays Center in April.

Dayak body backs Malanjum for chief justice

Dayak National Congress president Paul Raja says Sarawak and Sabah officers should also be considered for promotion in federal agencies.

Pakistan student stabbed 23 times fights to see her attacker jailed

Siddiqui named her attacker as Shah Hussain, a classmate whom she had rejected romantically.

Trump accused of accepting illegal foreign payments in hotel case

After becoming US president in January 2017, the real estate magnate entrusted his two sons with running his commercial interests, but retained all his shares in the Trump Organization.

AG wants single body to offer legal aid, says Bar chief

This is to ensure better access to justice for the poor and needy in criminal and civil cases.

Muhyiddin: Enough proof of Jho Low as main culprit in 1MDB

The home minister says immediate action must be taken to bring Low Taek Jho to justice.

US to release American ‘enemy combatant’ held in Iraq

That made him the first American alleged member of IS caught on the battlefield and the first known foreign member of a jihadist group taken into custody by the Trump administration.

Weinstein pleads not guilty to rape, sex assault charges

The 66-year-old producer, whose career imploded in a blaze of accusations of sexual misconduct and abuse from dozens of women that triggered a global reckoning about harassment in the workplace, could face up to 25 years in prison if convicted.

Harvey Weinstein set to plead innocent in NY

The 66-year-old Weinstein was charged with rape and a sex crime in New York late last month, nearly eight months after his career imploded in a blaze of accusations of sexual misconduct.

US top court rules for baker in gay wedding cake case

The Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage nationwide in 2015, and Colorado law prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.

Dr M: PH to govern fairly based on Islamic teachings

The prime minister says the government will not discriminate against anyone as Islam is based on justice.