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Ex-spy chief seeks ruling on detainee’s right to access lawyer

Hasanah Abdul Hamid claims MACC investigators breached her right to have access to a lawyer to enable her to give instruction.

Lawyers representing ex-intel chief slam MACC

Law firm takes issue with statements issued by the anti-graft agency saying it put their client in bad light.

Jho Low hires Republican-linked lawyer, Trump ‘go-to’ firm in 1MDB defence

The fugitive businessman has retained former New Jersey governor Chris Christie and law firm Kasowitz Benson Torres.

Bar: Wrong to say lawyers who didn’t rap previous govt cannot...

Malaysian Bar challenges statement by lawyer Haniff Khatri Abdullah that lawyers do not have the “moral right” to be appointed Federal Court judges because many remained silent during the Najib Razak reign.

Lawyers: Pressure mounts on Jho Low, dad after Interpol red notice

However, they said attempts to bring them to face trial could be frustrated if foreign nation concerned refuses to co-operate.

Penang law firm cheated us of RM2 mil, claims group of...

The money was entrusted to the legal firm for purchase of properties.

Doan’s lawyer seeks AG’s help to interview foreign witnesses

Lawyers acting for the Vietnamese accused in North Korean Kim Jong Nam's murder case say foreign witnesses are important in her trial.

AG to advise Putrajaya to remove laws that block Bar’s independence

Tommy Thomas says amendments to the Legal Profession Act in the past were done to punish the Bar, and that provisions in written law which purport to oust the jurisdiction of the courts must be repealed.

Lawyers: Guan Eng should stop talking about selling Equanimity

This after the finance minister revealed that the government may sell the yacht in a bid to get back the money allegedly stolen from 1MDB.

Why were charges against PH supporters dropped, lawyers ask AG

They say silence by Tommy Thomas will give rise to speculation and suspicion which are not good for the PH government.

Sosma must go as it’s against the rule of law, say...

They say the law has been abused to investigate and charge critics of the former government, instead of militants and terrorists.

British caver says he was approached by US, British lawyers over...

Unsworth has said he is considering legal action against the billionaire entrepreneur, who is chief executive of the electric car maker Tesla Inc.

Umno demands details of cash seized from Najib raids

The party's lawyers have issued a letter to the police as they claim that a 'substantial' portion of the cash seized belonged to Umno.

Lawyers: Strike out Najib’s suits against AG, top officials

They say the legal action is an abuse of court process and that law enforcement agencies are obliged to brief the media on important public interest cases.

Speaker post: Call to consider ex-judges, lawyers too

Fortify Rights legal director Eric Paulsen says restricting the candidates to MPs will reduce the field for the PH government to choose from.

Shafee: Prosecution in Najib’s case ‘not prepared’

Najib Razak's lawyer says the prosecution team, led by Attorney-General Tommy Thomas, seems to be still looking for evidence in the case.

Counsel: Stop accusing Rosmah and linking her to 1MDB

They say that Rosmah didn't influence outcome of any executive decisions made in 1MDB.

Lawyers can now appear for EC in election disputes, says AG

Tommy Thomas says the AGC is set up to represent the government and it will be a conflict of interest to appear for the EC, which is considered an independent body under Federal Constitution.

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.

Confer with cops on IPCMC, ex-CID chief tells committee

Zaman Khan Rahim Khan says retired and serving officers want their views to be heard on the setting up of a commission to oversee complaints and misbehaviour related to the force.

Pick senior Bar member as next chief justice, says lawyer

Haris Ibrahim says the present judges have failed to uphold their oath to restore judicial independence and defend the Federal Constitution.

Lawyers: Top two judges’ early departure won’t affect court rulings

Courts of Judicature Act allows for a minimum of two judges to deliver the judgments of a panel, say Syed Iskandar Syed Jaafar Al Mahdzar and S N Nair.

Jho Low to help in MACC probe on 1MDB

Businessman Low Taek Jho has reportedly instructed his lawyers to make contact with MACC.

Ex-senior DPP: Less experience in criminal law not a problem for...

Stanley Isaacs says Tommy Thomas has several options in handling criminal prosecutions, where he lacks experience, including getting experienced criminal lawyers to prosecute.

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