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Lawyer: Raja Petra can be extradited to face charges here

PETALING JAYA: Attorney-General Mohamed Apandi Ali can seek the assistance of the British public prosecutor to extradite fugitive blogger Raja Petra Kamarudin to face criminal charges here, a lawyer said. S N Nair said Raja Petra had committed cyber law crimes of both nations by posting offensive, malicious or false articles on Apandi and several...

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Lawyer: AG has no power to investigate MACC chief

PETALING JAYA: The Attorney-General’s (AG) decision to appoint his officer to oversee police investigations into allegations that a senior Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) officer was having a tryst with a married woman in Bali, Indonesia, is setting a wrong precedent, a lawyer said. SN Nair said Mohamed Apandi Ali had no legal authority to set...

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Flora Damansara man must be investigated, says lawyer

PETALING JAYA: Police must immediately investigate the man in a video, telling patrons at a cafe in Flora Damansara to dress “appropriately” in respect of the majority Muslim community living in their area, a lawyer said today. SN Nair said that if the video clip, which has gone viral on social media, was authentic, the...

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Not right for government to sue individuals, says lawyer

PETALING JAYA: A Federal Court decision is to determine conclusively whether a government body may sue an individual for defamation, says lawyer S N Nair. He said while the law under section 3 of the Government Proceedings Act (GPA) 1956 had been well enumerated by the majority judgment of the Court of Appeal, it appeared...

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Motorists can sue if highway journey is disrupted, say lawyers

PETALING JAYA: Two civil lawyers have taken a different route on who should be named as party to a lawsuit when smooth trips on tolled roads are disrupted due to massive traffic jams or accidents. Lawyer SN Nair said it should be the highway watchdog, the Malaysian Highway Authority. However, counsel Harpal Singh Grewal was...

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Respond to my suit, DAP rep tells Jamal Yunos

    Damansara Utama assemblyperson Yeo Bee Yin has urged Sungai Besar Umno division chief Jamal Md Yunos to respond to her RM5 million defamation suit against him. Speaking to reporters at the Kuala Lumpur High Court lobby, Yeo said today was the first case management for the suit originally filed on June 14. “It...

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With top court victory, Teresa Kok keeps RM350,000 award over ISA arrest

PUTRAJAYA, July 11 — DAP MP Teresa Kok won again in her long eight-year legal battle when the Federal Court today ruled in her favour and maintained a RM350,000 compensation over her wrongful arrest in 2008. The Federal Court dismissed the government’s bid to appeal an earlier court ruling to award RM350,000 to Kok to...

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Court affirms RM350,000 compensation for MP’s unlawful arrest

  PUTRAJAYA: The Federal Court today affirmed the RM350,000 in damages awarded to Seputeh MP Teresa Kok over her detention under the then Internal Security Act (ISA) nine years ago. This follows the decision of a three-man bench chaired by Chief Judge of Sabah and Sarawak Richard Malanjum to dismiss the government’s leave to appeal...

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Anwar Freed in Tense Kuala Lumpur

Opposition leader denounces charges against him as protest gathers steam. Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim was freed from custody this morning in an increasingly volatile Kuala Lumpur without being charged over allegations he had sodomized a 23-year-old male volunteer in his office. Tension has been rising, with hundreds of people on the street last night...

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Anwar’s Arrest Raises Tensions

Malaysian opposition leader is taken on sodomy charges as opposition pressure grows Police, some wearing balaclava masks, descended on the home of Anwar Ibrahim Tuesday, arresting the opposition leader on charges of forcibly sodomizing a 23-year-old male aide. The move ratcheted up political tensions in Malaysia and sent Anwar’s supporters into the streets around the...