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 […]
Part 3 of this series by Lim Wei Jiet looks at the brighter side of things – how to reform our legal system to bring back the glory days of the Public Prosecutor.
Alicia Izharuddin, on liberal hypocrisy.
Reforming the Judiciary with love.
Inspiring keynote speech at the IBA Asia Pacific Regional Conference
Why is justice so far from those who really need it?
In search of God in the midst of religious uproar.
What would Rawls say about Malaysia’s struggle with affirmative action?
An account of what happens when Love takes over.
The nation suffered a great loss on 30 April 2011 when Dato’ Dr. Zainal Aznam Yusof, a Malaysian economist, passed away suddenly due to a massive heart attack. King Chai reflects on Dr. Zainal’s proposal to establish an Equal Opportunities Commission in Part 1 of the New Economic Model.
Chong Yuh Tyng contributes to this week’s Stories from the East with a poignant piece about a great Sarawakian, her father the late Tan Sri Chong Siew Fai, former Chief Judge of Sabah & Sarawak (1995 – 2000).
Freedom, Independence and Justice – is our conception of these ideals skewed? Aston Paiva discusses.
Reflections of a final semester law student on the state of our legal education and the role it plays in shaping how law is practised in Malaysia.
You are invited to the official launch and book signing for Once a Jolly Hangman: Singapore Justice in the Dock by Alan Shadrake at KL, Sat, 26 June 2010. Speakers include Edmund Bon, M.Ravi – abolitionist and counsel for Yong Vui Kong, and the author himself.
A “simple” explanation, but with some long words, as to why a lawyer defends the guilty.
The refusal by the AG’s Chambers to release some evidence requested by the defence team in the Sodomy 2 trial – and the consequent refusal by the Court of Appeal and the Federal Court to order the release of such evidence – brings to the fore questions pertaining to the right to a fair trial, degree of professionalism of the prosecution team and the administration of criminal justice in Malaysia.
It’s really tough being a Judge. Really, I think it’s a thankless job. A Judge can never do any right. I think it was in 1996 that a soon-to-be-really-famous High Court Judge politely asked me and my opponent whether we would mind to remain in his chambers for some small talk after we had finished […]