Tag: M Visvanathan
They say equality before the law is already enshrined in Article 8 of the Federal Constitution, and that the government can always place a reservation on Article 2 of the UN Convention.
M Visvanathan says the Civil Law Act 1956 should be modified along with the Government Proceedings Act 1956 as both are pre-Merdeka statutes.
Lawyer M Visvanathan says judicial officers cannot function mechanically in approving remand orders for suspects in criminal investigations.
The commission, first proposed more than 10 years ago, could address cases like custodial death more effectively, says rights activists and lawyers.
Two lawyers say in Bilqis Hijjas's case, the offence is not serious and the appeal can be seen as a witch hunt but another lawyer says one must remember that it involves the prime minister.
Hindraf chairman Waythamoorthy says jailing of unemployed man for stealing 4 Nutella jars suggests judiciary should look at motives behind certain crimes.
Ordering an accused to read or sing is an additional sentence to humiliate the person in the courtroom, says lawyer M Visvanathan.
For the sake of public interest, a notice of appeal must be filed tomorrow although prosecutors have 14 days to do so, they say.