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The writer is a senior lawyer.
Religion and the Law

Religion and the Law

Roger Tan’s exegesis on the law of religious propagation in Malaysia

The Stink of Injustice

The Stink of Injustice

Roger Tan calls for justice for the most infamous land rob in recent history.

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Roger’s Answer to LoyarBurokkers

Roger’s Answer to LoyarBurokkers

Roger says LoyarBurokkers’ response was fallacious and mendacious.

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What a mockery

What a mockery

The Ryan Giggs’ drama goes to show that rights to privacy and free press have to keep up with technological changes in this age of social media.

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Hope yet to improve English

Hope yet to improve English

It seems like a huge task to restore Malaysians’ standard of English but it can be done if we put our hearts to it.

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High Time For A New Bar

High Time For A New Bar

A common evaluation system is needed urgently to check the declining quality and standard of new lawyers in the country.

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A Bargain For Justice

A Bargain For Justice

The authorities must always bear in mind that when implementing plea bargaining, the system is open to possible abuses. It is important to ensure the system is more advantageous than disadvantageous for all the stakeholders in our criminal justice system to practise it.

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Time to break the impasse

Time to break the impasse

By not confronting racial and religious issues, civil court judges have abdicated their duty to uphold the people’s constitutional rights to equality and freedom of religion. ON Nov 12, much to the dismay of many Malaysians, the Federal Court declined to answer five constitutional questions of public importance on unilateral conversion of children to Islam […]

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LoyarBurok Book Review: “Constitutional Law in Malaysia and Singapore”

LoyarBurok Book Review: “Constitutional Law in Malaysia and Singapore”

A review of the third edition of popular cases and commentary book, “Constitutional Law In Malaysia and Singapore”

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Too much of a good thing

Too much of a good thing

If we adopt a free for all, which includes the right to indulge in hate speech or a right to foment and incite hatred and violence, our beloved country will be torn apart in no time. MANY of us have heard of the infamous Pastor Terry Jones – the bewhiskered preacher from the diminutive Dove […]

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Leading With An Open Heart

Leading With An Open Heart

A consideration on the increasingly arduous process of building a non-Muslim places of worship in Malaysia.

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A Pact-ful of Joy

Johoreans are excited about the recent breakthrough in talks between Singapore and Malaysia and are looking forward to reaping the benefits of future developments.

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A Grave Injustice

A Grave Injustice

Lives are lost but there is no recourse, thanks to diplomatic immunity under the 1961 Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations. Hit-and-run victim Tong Kok Wai, 30, died on Christmas Day last year after being hit by an Audi A6 driven by Romanian diplomat Silviu Ionescu, who is yet to stand trial for causing Tong’s death and grevious injuries to two others.

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Can landed property be validly transferred land using a forged instrument?

All eyes will be on the Federal Court this Thursday as it delivers a major decision whether to end nine years of gross injustice caused by the 2000 decision of the Federal Court in Adorna Properties Sdn Bhd v Boonsom Boonyanit (“Adorna Properties”) or to follow and further entrench Adorna Properties in the laws relating to property sales by forgers in this country. It is one case which will be closely watched by property owners and conveyancers both within and without this country.

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Chua is still suspended, Dismissal of the 4 Central Committee MCA Members is unconstitutional

Roger Tan deftly analyzes the recent developments in the MCA debacle in light of the confirmation of Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat and Dr. Chua Soi Lek as the President and Deputy President.

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