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YBK v TSKI Defamation Suit Grounds of Judgment

YBK v TSKI Defamation Suit Grounds of Judgment

Here’s how a judge evaluates a defamation case in court.

Kalimah Allah Federal Court Judgment

Kalimah Allah Federal Court Judgment

The grounds of appeal of the Federal Court We had previously uploaded the Grounds of Judgment of the Court of Appeal here. Today, about two weeks after delivering its decision on 24th June 2014, the Federal Court has released the Grounds of Judgment of the specially enlarged panel of 7 Judges who heard and dismissed [...]

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Kalimah Allah Court Of Appeal Judgment

Kalimah Allah Court Of Appeal Judgment

The grounds of judgment of the Court of Appeal

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Allah, Liberty & Love In BM Unbanned

Allah, Liberty & Love In BM Unbanned

Broad grounds for judgment unbanning the book.

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Altantuya Murder: Court of Appeal Judgment

Altantuya Murder: Court of Appeal Judgment

Read the full judgment here.

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Home Minister Wrong Again: Malaysiakini Press Permit

Home Minister Wrong Again: Malaysiakini Press Permit

Publishing a newspaper is a right, not a privilege.

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BOCs in limbo: Rights 2 UK 0

BOCs in limbo: Rights 2 UK 0

Nowhere to run but to human rights.

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SIS Book Ban – Court of Appeal decision

SIS Book Ban – Court of Appeal decision

Court of Appeal judgment upholding decision to overturn ban on Sisters in Islam Book.

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Lynas: Judgment dismissing leave for judicial review

Lynas: Judgment dismissing leave for judicial review

The High Court decision dismissing leave to challenge the Lynas plant

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My Neighbour Is Spying On Me!

My Neighbour Is Spying On Me!

Do Malaysians have a “right to privacy”?

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Drug Weight Discrepancy in the Federal Court

Drug Weight Discrepancy in the Federal Court

A consideration of several important Federal Court decisions regarding drug weight discrepancy.

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[Updated] Landmark NoorFadilla “Pregnant Teacher” Case On Gender Equality

[Updated] Landmark NoorFadilla “Pregnant Teacher” Case On Gender Equality

Must-read: A constitutional law case affecting all women in Malaysia.

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UKM4: Court of Appeal Judgment

UKM4: Court of Appeal Judgment

Read all three judgments of the Court of Appeal for the UKM4.

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“Peruntukan” challenge: Court can’t question government

“Peruntukan” challenge: Court can’t question government

Discriminatory government spending seems to be nonjusticiable!

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“Peruntukan” challenge: Leave granted

The grounds of judgment of Aziah Ali J in granting leave to Sungai Siput MP Dr Michael Jeyakumar Devaraj to challenge the “Special Constituency Allocation” given by the Federal Government only to Barisan Nasional MPs.

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Can you set aside a winding up order obtained in default?

Can you set aside a winding up order obtained in default?

The bold Federal Court decision that decided whether you can set aside a winding up order obtained in the absence of the Respondent company. Oh wait, they didn’t do that.

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UKM 4 Judgment: Students can be barred from politics

UKM 4 Judgment: Students can be barred from politics

A commentary of the Kuala Lumpur High Court’s dismissal of the challenge mounted by the infamous UKM 4 against the constitutionality of Section 15(5)(a) of the Universities and University Colleges Act 1971 (Act 30).

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The 377B Decision We Waited For

The Court of Appeal does an about turn and issues its scintillating grounds of judgment on the Abdul Rahim Bin Abd Rahaman appeal about the constitutionality of section 377A and 377B of the Penal Code, and punishment of whipping for males.

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Go to jail for posting offensive annoying comments online

On Thursday, 26 August 2010, the Shah Alam High Court dismissed a challenge by Nor Hisham Osman on the constitutionality of the charge against him under section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1988. The impact of this decision is very wide: any “offensive” communication online made with intent to annoy another person can now be criminalised.

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ISA Musical Chairs: High Court judgment in Azzahari & 7 others

ISA Musical Chairs: High Court judgment in Azzahari & 7 others

The grounds of judgment delivered by Dato Hj Ghazali Bin Hj. Cha J on the writ of habeas corpus for 8 detainees held without trial under the ISA for allegedly having links to Al-Qaeda.

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