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Who’s really in charge of 1MDB probe, ask lawyers

They question the legal powers of the PM’s task force and the advisory committee to the Council of Eminent Persons. Two lawyers have questioned the legal position of a 1MDB task force and investigation committee. PETALING JAYA: Duplication of work by two informal government bodies investigating the 1Malaysia Development Berhad scandal might hinder efforts to...

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Lawyer: Najib’s retraction of 1MDB suits raises more questions

S N Nair feels the former prime minister will also settle all remaining actions because his opponents are on a stronger footing to prove their cases or successfully raise justification as a defence. Nair says from the trend of the withdrawal of the two suits, it would appear that the other cases would be discontinued....

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Stop picking on Guan Eng, lawyer tells C4

One is innocent until proven guilty and a new attorney-general should review Lim’s graft charges as he maintains it is politically motivated by the previous Barisan Nasional government, says S N Nair. Nair says the hallowed legal principle that one is innocent until proven guilty must be upheld. (YouTube screengrab) PETALING JAYA: A criminal lawyer has asked...

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Lawyer: Solicitor-general can withdraw charges against Guan Eng

Lim’s corruption trial is scheduled to continue at the High Court in Penang on Monday. Lim, a former Penang chief minister, has been named finance minister but has yet to take his oath of office. PETALING JAYA: Solicitor-General Engku Nor Faizah Engku Atek, can clear DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng of the corruption charge he...

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Lawyer: Solicitor-general can withdraw charges against Guan Eng

Lim’s corruption trial is scheduled to continue at the High Court in Penang on Monday. Lim, a former Penang chief minister, has been named finance minister but has yet to take his oath of office. PETALING JAYA: Solicitor-General Engku Nor Faizah Engku Atek, can clear DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng of the corruption charge he...

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Malaysia: Mahathir Mohamad says Anwar Ibrahim to be given royal pardon

New prime minister also pledges to recover billions of dollars lost in 1MDB corruption scandal In the final spin to 48 hours of election drama, Malaysia’s new prime minister, 92-year-old Mahathir Mohamad, declared yesterday he had set in motion plans for a royal pardon for Anwar Ibrahim – the former ally who was sacked and jailed when...

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File fresh review to quash sodomy conviction, says Anwar’s ex-lawyer

Maintaining that the evidence against Anwar Ibrahim was flawed, S N Nair says getting a court judgment to that effect would be better than getting a pardon. Jailed PKR leader Anwar Ibrahim has yet to file an application for clemency although he is expected to be freed on June 8. (Reuters pic) PETALING JAYA: Anwar...

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Don’t be judge and jury, election officials told

After disqualification of opposition candidates, lawyers urge officials not to deny voters the choice of whom they want as MPs and assemblymen. Lawyers say election officials are denying the right of voters to make their choice. (Reuters pic) PETALING JAYA: Returning officers should not have disqualified a number of opposition candidates on disputable issues as...

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Malaysia: Mahathir Mohamad says Anwar Ibrahim to be given royal pardon

New prime minister also pledges to recover billions of dollars lost in 1MDB corruption scandal. Play Video 0:41  Malaysia’s king will pardon jailed politician Anwar Ibrahim, PM says – video In the final spin to 48 hours of election drama, Malaysia’s new prime minister, 92-year-old Mahathir Mohamad, declared yesterday he had set in motion plans for a royal...