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Sensitive or not, Bar Council must take stand on public interest...

If not, it will be a serious dereliction of the role and duties of the council and the Malaysian Bar, says Ragunath Kesavan.

Form committee to speed up judicial reform, ex-Bar chief tells CJ

Ragunath Kesavan says one major reform is to ensure the ordinary man has easy access to justice.

Lawyer: It’d be wrong to charge judge before investigating his allegations

Haniff Khatri Abdulla says the sincere allegations of judge Hamid Sultan Abu Backer should not be swept under the carpet and the government should not lose the opportunity to clean up the judiciary's image through a RCI.

Appoint magistrates as election returning officers, urges ex-Bar president

Ragunath Kesavan says such returning officers will be better regarded as independent in conducting polls.

Removal of activists’ portraits is censorship, says ex-Bar president

Ragunath Kesavan also hits out at Penang government for ‘meekly’ following directives from the Prime Minister's Department and removing the portraits although it espouses freedom of expression.

Mengapa tuduhan terhadap penyokong PH digugurkan, peguam tanya Tommy

Kebisuan peguam negara hanya mengundang spekulasi dan kecurigaan terhadap kerajaan.

Ex-Bar chief: Have good mix of judges from Bar and civil...

Legal minds with experience and capacity must be scouted to fill 22 vacancies that will arise in the Federal Court and Court of Appeal, says Ragunath Kesavan.

Berapa kos cabar keputusan ICJ dalam kes Pulau Batu Putih, soal...

Ragunathan Kesavan berkata Putrajaya perlu mendedahkan maklumat terpinci kos dan asas keputusan mencabar dapatan Mahkamah Keadilan Antarabangsa.

GE14 date: Voters have grounds to challenge EC, says ex-judge

Citizens have the right to ask the EC to change the date as traditionally polling day is on a weekend, says Gopal Sri Ram.

Promote Court of Appeal judges, say ex-judge, former Bar chief

A spate of retirements among Federal Court judges will open up an unprecedented six vacancies over the next nine months and these vacancies should be filled by promoting capable judges, say Gopal Sri Ram and Ragunath Kesavan.

MACC must conduct probes discreetly, say former AG, lawyer

Naming and shaming suspects before prosecution go against the legal maxim that one is presumed innocent until proven guilty, they say.

CJ as additional judge: A question of propriety

A former Malaysian Bar president says it doesn't make sense for a chief justice to serve as an additional Federal Court judge at the same time.

Judicial controversy: Ex-chief justice’s action unconstitutional, says lawyer

Unconstitutional for Arifin Zakaria to advice King to appoint Raus Sharif and Zulkefli Ahmad Makinudin as additional judges as they are still on the bench, says Ragunath Kesavan.

Hudud tidak mungkin dilaksana di Malaysia waktu terdekat

Hudud jika diperkenalkan ia akan berada di bawah bidang kuasa kerajaan persekutuan dan dengan itu akan menceroboh bidang kuasa Raja-raja Melayu sebagai ketua hal ehwal Islam.

Revive govt criminal legal aid scheme, says ex-Bar chief

Both the poor and young lawyers have benefitted from the programme, once touted as one of the best run in a developing nation, says Ragunath Kesavan.

Ex-Bar chiefs differ on who can choose judges

Zainur Zakaria says it is best for only judges to evaluate their peers for elevation to the bench while Ragunath Kesavan feels that those outside the legal sector should also play a role in the appointment of judges.

Bekas presiden Badan Peguam wakili Gani Patail

Langkah diambil susulan laporan polis Naib Ketua Pemuda Umno yang mendakwa Gani terbabit dalam konspirasi menggulingkan Perdana Menteri

Ex-Bar chief appointed as former AG’s counsel

This was after Umno Youth filed a police report accusing former Attorney-General Abdul Gani Patail of being involved in a conspiracy to topple Prime Minister Najib Razak.

Another blow for Bukit Jalil estate residents

'DBKL the wrong party to haul to court,' says Justice Zabariah Mohd Yusof in striking out suit of 41 families.

Bukit Jalil’s residents get two-week reprieve

The KL High Court delays DBKL's plans to demolish the Ladang Bukit Jalil houses.

Archived: Hata is editor-in chief of Utusan Rakyat

NUJ president Hata Wahari will chart the direction of the weekly which is awaiting approval.

Archived: ‘No need to call Karpal as witness’

The Bar Council says there is no legal or moral basis to compel the veteran lawyer to serve as a prosecution witness in Anwar's sodomy trial