Introduction The Gemas-Johor Baharu Electrified Double-Tracking Project (EDTP) is a railway construction project from Johor Bahru to Gemas. The project spanning over 197 km cuts across land belonging to the Jakun indigenous community residing in Kampung Sungai Lenek in Mukim Bekok, Segambut, Johor. It was alleged that their land was unlawfully acquired in 2013 to […]
As of 15 August 2020, 1,324 prisoners are on death row in Malaysia. One of them is Arokiasamy Alphonso, who was sentenced to death under section 302 of the Penal Code for murdering his sister-in-law in 2012. Eight years later, he still awaits his fate and today, the question plagues his mind, is the Grim […]
The Arokiasamy Murder Case is the first death penalty case the Malaysian Centre for Constitutionalism and Human Rights (MCCHR) decided to fund, supporting lawyers to represent Mr. Ariokiasamy A/L Alphonso (AA). It tells the story of a man, Arokiasamy (AA) who is currently on death row for killing his sister-in-law. He was convicted under the […]
Dating back to 2014, the Selangor Fatwa Committee had issued an edict (fatwa) declaring Sisters In Islam (SIS) as ‘deviant from the teachings of Islam’, who subscribes to ‘liberalism and religious pluralism’. five years on, a decision has finally been made based on the merits of the case and in regard to the matters on […]
PusatRakyatLB intern Camille Ancelot gives an update on the recent development of the SIS Fatwa Case hearing at Kuala Lumpur High Court.
PusatRakyatLB intern Allyna Ng gets technical with the Court of Appeal judgment on leave hearings.
PusatRakyatLB resident intern Allyna gives an analytical update sans written judgment.
PusatRakyatLB interns Max Kong and Sarah Kapadia gives a lowdown on the High Court judgment of this judicial review.
“To see a wrong and not to expose it, is to become a silent partner to its continuance.” – Dr. John Raymond Baker. It is based on this premise that the Plaintiff, Syed Omar bin Syed Agil, sought protection and remedies as a whistleblower under the Whistleblower Protection Act 2010 (“the Act”) for exposing financial […]
Cassandra Chung’s in depth analysis.
Forever intern Cassandra Chung writes about the Bagon Datok case, one of PusatRakyat’s strategic litigation cases. The Facts On 16 April 2013, Barisan Nasional (BN) announced the candidacy of Yang Berhormat Dato’ Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi for the constituency, Bagan Datok in Perak. Nomination day was set to be on 20 April 2013. On 19 […]
Here’s how a judge evaluates a defamation case in court.
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 […]
The grounds of judgment of the Court of Appeal
Part 2 of Ricky Sim and MCCHR’s discussion on the Seksualiti Merdeka case
Broad grounds for judgment unbanning the book.
Ricky Sim and MCCHR discuss the Malaysian High Court ruling in the Seksualiti Merdeka case.
Read the full judgment here.
Roger Tan calls for justice for the most infamous land rob in recent history.
Publishing a newspaper is a right, not a privilege.