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Tough for witnesses to testify in human trafficking court, says lawyer

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.

Convictions few and far between for human trafficking court in first...

Official figures show that only 26 cases were cleared, with eight resulting in a conviction.

Plans afoot for special court to handle corruption cases, says PM

Dr Mahathir Mohamad says this is to also ensure corruption cases won’t hold up other cases in the normal courts.

Special Muslim marriage court to begin operations in May

It will have the authority to confiscate the property of any man who fails to provide for his ex-wife.

Law to fight sexual crimes against minors needs to be perfected,...

The deputy minister in the Prime Minister's Department says a comprehensive study will be done to address weaknesses in the law.

Special court for sexual crimes against children to be expanded

Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Liew Vui Keong says more courts will be set up in Selangor, Pahang and Johor.

Tenaganita: Special court useful in fighting human trafficking

The NGO says important prerequisites must be met to ensure this effort is not construed as merely a public relations exercise.

Zahid: Special court on human trafficking to expedite proceedings

The deputy prime minister says the special court is vital to prove the government’s seriousness in hearing human trafficking cases.

Controversy over Najib launching special court

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.

Special Court for child sexual crimes launched

Prime Minister Najib Razak hopes creation of the court will speed up trials which are now sometimes delayed for years.

‘Special Court will deal with child offenders speedily’

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.