Tag: Special Court
Rajsurain Pillai says the trauma of their experiences makes it difficult for witnesses to take the stand, which in turn affects the court's conviction rate.
Official figures show that only 26 cases were cleared, with eight resulting in a conviction.
Dr Mahathir Mohamad says this is to also ensure corruption cases won’t hold up other cases in the normal courts.
It will have the authority to confiscate the property of any man who fails to provide for his ex-wife.
The deputy minister in the Prime Minister's Department says a comprehensive study will be done to address weaknesses in the law.
Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Liew Vui Keong says more courts will be set up in Selangor, Pahang and Johor.
The NGO says important prerequisites must be met to ensure this effort is not construed as merely a public relations exercise.
The deputy prime minister says the special court is vital to prove the government’s seriousness in hearing human trafficking cases.
As PM is an active litigant, he should not have launched special court for sexual crimes, say lawyers, who say Chief Justice Raus Sharif should have instead.
Prime Minister Najib Razak hopes creation of the court will speed up trials which are now sometimes delayed for years.
Deputy minister says in cases of statutory rape, many parents withdrew their police reports later because their child and the rapist liked each other and they were married off.