2018 Articles

Witness: Ivana told couple ‘nice if we can have a threesome’

Ivana Smit’s friend Mohd Shareza Sadek Mohamed @ Adam says the model had a history of late night partying and drinking. Ivana Smit’s body was found sprawled on the sixth floor of a condo in Kuala Lumpur last year. (Instagram pic) KUALA LUMPUR: A witness who testified today in the inquest into Dutch model Ivana...

2018 Articles

Ivana’s boyfriend: She told me she was coming home

Lukas Kramer last spoke to his girlfriend Ivana Smit in the early hours of the day the Dutch model was found sprawled in the nude on a condo balcony. Dutch model Ivana Smit died last year. (Instagram pic) KUALA LUMPUR: The boyfriend of Dutch model Ivana Smit today told an inquest into her death that...

2018 Articles

Dutch model inquest: Local media barred from condo, foreign media allowed in

Dutch model inquest: Local media barred from condo, foreign media allowed in KUALA LUMPUR: The court visit to the scene where Dutch model Ivana Esther Robert Smit was found dead last December had an unusual condition: Media members from the Netherlands were given full access, while local media had restrictions imposed on them. Two reporters...

2018 Articles

Anwar’s ex-lawyer to act for Dutch model’s family at inquest

SN Nair will hold a watching brief for Ivana Smit’s family at the inquest into her death. The body of Ivana Smit, 18, was found on the sixth floor of an apartment block in Kuala Lumpur last year. (File pic) KUALA LUMPUR: Senior lawyer SN Nair, who was once Anwar Ibrahim’s lawyer in the Sodomy...

2018 Articles

Yes, it’s treason, say lawyers after intel chief defends letter to CIA

Hasanah Ab Hamid also breached protocol when she asked a foreign government to take sides in Malaysia’s domestic affairs, says former Special Branch agent SN Nair. Hasanah Ab Hamid has defended her letter to the CIA in the days leading up to the May 9 election. (File pic) PETALING JAYA: Former top intelligence officer Hasanah...

2018 Articles

Lawyers: AG should inform public final outcome of Altantuya probe

Counsel N Sivananthan says AG Tommy Thomas should advise the government to set up a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) should he decide that no one else is to be prosecuted. Two policemen have been convicted of killing Mongolian interpreter Altantuya Shaariibuu but the motive was never established. PETALING JAYA: Attorney-General (AG) Tommy Thomas must...

2018 Articles

Lawyer: Letter to CIA detrimental to parliamentary democracy

SN Nair says although it is a security offence, police can rely on provisions in the Criminal Procedure Code for investigation purposes. Lawyer SN Nair says the police do not need to wait for the public to lodge a report before taking action. PETALING JAYA: A lawyer has urged the police to take seriously a...

2018 Articles

Lawyers: Strike out Najib’s suits against AG, top officials

They say the legal action is an abuse of court process and that law enforcement agencies are obliged to brief the media on important public interest cases. Lawyers are criticising former prime minister Najib Razak’s move to sue the top three officials involved in the 1MDB probe. (Reuters pic) Syed Iskandar Syed Jaafar Al-Mahdzar. PETALING...

2018 Articles

Interpol bound to arrest Jho Low in Macau, says lawyer

Sankara Nair says the financier may be able to challenge the arrest in court, which will buy him about a year before the case is heard. Financier Jho Low is believed to be in Macau after fleeing Hong Kong. (Bloomberg pic) PETALING JAYA: Lawyer Sankara Nair says Interpol is bound to arrest Malaysian businessman Low...