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US anti-abortion groups plot course from state capitals to Supreme Court

Anti-abortion campaigners have been seeking to overturn a woman's constitutional right to an abortion ever since Roe v Wade in 1973.

Allowing refugees to work legally will boost economy say employers’ body,...

MEF executive director Shamsuddin Bardan says it will be much cheaper than bringing in foreign workers while an economist says they will be able to add to the GDP if allowed to work legally.

Sabah agrees to set 18 as minimum age for marriage

At the international level, a child is defined as someone under the age of 18 and we want to follow the same in Sabah, says minister in charge.

Thailand approves marijuana for medical use

Marijuana traffickers can be subject to the death penalty in Singapore, Indonesia and Malaysia.

Bar welcomes decision to replace CLP with Common Bar Course

George Varughese says the replacement course must not be primarily focused on exams.

DoJ: Trump’s Justice chief appointment is legal

Trump named Whitaker to the job on November 7 after firing attorney general Jeff Sessions after 18 months of acrimony related to the ongoing Russia collusion investigation that threatens Trump.

Thailand blazes ahead with push to legalise medical marijuana use

Thailand would be the first country in Asia to do so, tapping into a market that US-based Grand View Research has estimated could reach US$55.8 billion by 2025.

5 tips when giving personal loans to family or friends

Although a sticky situation for you to be in, get a commitment of repayment from them but expect the very high possibility of bad debts.

Sabah CM court date: Keep peace or face action, cops warn...

Sabah police commissioner Omar Mammah says police are bracing for huge crowds at Kota Kinabalu High Court and state administrative building in Likas.

Syed Saddiq meets cricket body over Kinrara Oval closure

The Malaysians Cricket Association says the minister did not make any promise as he needed time to understand the issue.

As Canada awaits, Uruguay’s legal cannabis project provides benchmark

Uruguay legalized the production, distribution and sale of marijuana for recreational purposes in December 2013, before allowing the drug to be sold in pharmacies from July 2017.

Supporters set up solidarity fund for Najib and family

The Tabung Solidariti Dato Seri Najib dan Keluarga 2.0 will also be used to defend activists who are being oppressed or pressured by the government for their criticisms.

MACC should get prosecutorial powers, says DAP man but others disagree

Boo Cheng Hau says there is no need to fear that the MACC will have too much power but an anti-graft NGO and a former MACC adviser say it can lead to abuse.

South Africa’s top court legalises personal, private cannabis use

Tuesday's ruling will not decriminalise the use of the drug in public nor the offences of supplying or dealing - but cultivation for personal, private use will no longer be illegal for adults.

Manafort cooperation could energize Mueller probe, say legal experts

Any light Manafort could shed on that meeting and other episodes could deepen the Mueller probe, legal experts said, increasing the pressure on Trump.

Don’t clamp down on free speech, deputy home minister told

Human rights lawyers criticise Azis Jamman for ordering cops to arrest those claiming citizenship forms are distributed to illegals in Sabah.

Lawyers speak out against long remand on white collar crime suspects

Judges urged to balance between personal liberty of an individual yet to be proven guilty, and the duty of the police to investigate a crime.

AG open to separating Judicial and Legal Services, says source

It says Tommy Thomas' support will enhance the rule of law and the independence of the judiciary among Sessions Court judges and magistrates.

Hello Kitty launches new wines for summer

Hello Kitty has released a pair of new wines this summer for their fans of legal drinking age.

Child marriage: Investigation papers submitted to AG

Police officer Saroja Egamparam says their job is to investigate and they will now leave it to the attorney-general to decide what to do next.

Raped and jailed: Indonesian girl’s plight prompts call to legalise abortion

Budi Wahyuni, vice chairwoman of the government-backed National Commission on Violence Against Women, called the girl's punishment a "gross injustice".

Cost no reason to delay local council elections, Zuraida told

Bersih and ENGAGE say efforts to implement local elections must start immediately while Johor DAP veteran Dr Boo Cheng Hau says not holding elections goes against democratic conventions.

Defamation suit by lawyer: Utusan allowed to appeal

Federal Court accepts two questions of law to be argued by the publisher.

Unrepentant Fadiah: This is why I spoke against back-pedalling Anwar

Activist claims Anwar Ibrahim’s controversial meeting with royals was a power play to strengthen his hand with Dr Mahathir Mohamad, and that Malaysians know it.

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