Category Archives: Bar Council

Bar to sue gov’t over 1MDB probe hindrance

Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak may face a lawsuit for abuse of power in the 1MDB probe, said Malaysian Bar president Steven Thiru. This follows the passing of a resolution on the 1MDB scandal by the Bar at its extraordinary … Continue reading

Posted in 1MDB, Bar Council

Bar questions premise for ‘Allah’ judgement

Christopher Leong COMMENT The Malaysian Bar is deeply concerned by the decision of the Court of Appeal delivered on October 14, 2013 in what is commonly referred to as the ‘Herald’ or ‘Allah’ case. The concerns arise from the court’s … Continue reading

Posted in Bar Council, Court case, Religion

Bersih invites EC to probe on electoral fraud in GE13

Ahmad Fadli KC The Coalition for Free and Fair Elections (Bersih) has invited the Election Commission (EC) to participate in the people’s tribunal on the 13th general election. Its purpose is to investigate allegations of electoral fraud and irregularities. The … Continue reading

Posted in Bar Council, Election Commission

Is this the beginning of Prime Minister Muhyiddin’s tenure?

By Stephanie Jacob If Barisan Nasional wins this elections by a narrower margin Najib Abdul Razak will likely face a challenge to his leadership of Umno and the nation, from his deputy Muhyiddin Yassin. Muhyiddin’s issues date back to a … Continue reading

Posted in 13th General Election, Bar Council, UMNO

‘Enough proof to reopen Altantuya case’

Anisah Shukry Recent revelations by businessman Deepak Jaikishan, lawyer Americk Singh Sidhu, and private investigator P Balasubramniam constitute as ‘new evidence’, says the Bar Council. PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Bar Council today established there was sufficient new evidence for the … Continue reading

Posted in Bar Council, Crime

Gani Patail to consider reopening Altantuya case

Hafiz Yatim   The Attorney-General’s Chambers will consider the Bar Council’s proposal for the Altantuya Shaariibuu murder case to be re-opened, Attorney-General Abdul Gani Patail said today. However, he said there must be new evidence that the prosecution considers justifiable … Continue reading

Posted in Bar Council, Crime

The dilemma of PI Bala’s lawyer

During the Bar Council annual general meeting yesterday, lawyer Americk Sidhu dropped a bombshell that could well shake Malaysia’s corridors of power. Americk was debating a motion on setting up an independent committee to investigate the author of P Balasubramaniam’s … Continue reading

Posted in Bar Council, Crime

Najib instructed Cecil on SD2, Bar AGM told

By Hafiz Yatim Senior lawyer Cecil Abraham has allegedly admitted acting on Najib Abdul Razak’s instructions to prepare the late private investigator P Balasubramaniam’s controversial second statutory declaration (SD). Bala’s lawyer Americk Sidhu revealed this during the Malaysian Bar annual … Continue reading

Posted in Bar Council, Najib Abdul Razak

Bala’s passing won’t affect debates on probing lawyer

By Hafiz Yatim The sudden demise of P Balasubramaniam will not affect the debating of a motion at the Bar Council’s annual general meeting (AGM) tomorrow over the mystery surrounding his second statutory declaration (SD). The motion for the Bar … Continue reading

Posted in Bar Council, Obituary | 1 Comment

12 reasons why Philippines can’t claim Sabah

Christopher Leong, Malaysian Bar The Malaysian Bar is extremely concerned by reports of the armed intrusion by foreign elements and ongoing conflict in the areas of Lahad Datu and Semporna, in Sabah. We are deeply saddened by the deaths of … Continue reading

Posted in Bar Council, Lahad Datu standoff, Sabah