Category Archives: Judiciary

See how arrogant they have become, Zaid keeps flaying judges

An unfazed Zaid Ibrahim continues to lob a barrage of acerbic salvos on judges despite being hauled up by the police for questioning under the Sedition Act. In his latest blog post, the former law minister disclosed that his sister … Continue reading

Posted in Judiciary, Zaid Ibrahim

Retired judge points out weaknesses in judicial appointments

KUALA LUMPUR: Certain people who deserve to be appointed to the apex court were not promoted, claimed retired Court of Appeal Judge Mohamad Ariff Yusof at a public forum. Ariff stressed during the forum, organised by the Bar Council, that … Continue reading

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Kit Siang questions foul play among judges

By FMT Reporters KUALA LUMPUR: Questionable dealings among judges were aired after a former judge resurrected a controversial 1995 dispute over company shares, prompting the DAP’s Lim Kit Siang to demand an explanation from the chief justice, Ariffin Zakaria. Lim … Continue reading

Posted in DAP Updates, Judiciary

‘Something amiss when an extremist becomes CJ’

By Lim Kit Siang COMMENT The question more and more lawyers and Malaysians are asking is how an extremist with racial and religious prejudice like Abdul Hamid Mohamad could rise up to become chief justice, the top judicial officer of … Continue reading

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What’s Umno up to in issue of royalty and business?

OUTSPOKEN: When Utusan suddenly advised members of the nine royal houses to be mindful of the limits when they do business, there is bound to be questions. The paper’s Sunday edition reminded the royalties on Nov 10 that they should … Continue reading

Posted in Judiciary, Royalty

Courts never under PM’s thumb, says ex-premier

Former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad today denied allegations that he had subverted the judicial system, pointing out that the courts had often ruled against him, his party and his administration. In a blog posting today, Mahathir (left) said that … Continue reading

Posted in Dr Mahathir Mohamad, Judiciary

Judging the judges on a point of law

Aziz Bari OUTSPOKEN: It used to be just a talking point among practising lawyers. But now it has become quite a public debate: whether a retired judge should resume practice at the bar. Chief Justice Tun Ariffin Zakaria (bottom right) … Continue reading

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A lone voice warns fellow judges against “obedient judiciary”

By V. ANBALAGAN It has been awhile since a senior judge has so publicly reminded his own peers of their oath to preserve, protect and defend the Federal Constitution – and that they should not be bullied by government leaders … Continue reading

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Datuk’s son rape case: Justice has not yet been granted

Written by Lim Sue Goan High Court judge Datuk V. T. Singham, who delivered a landmark judgement against the police force over the death of detainee A. Kugan three years ago, retired on his 65th birthday last Friday. Many lawyers … Continue reading

Posted in Court case, Crime, Judiciary

Justice Singham quits

PETALING JAYA: The High Court judge who delivered a damning verdict against the police and the Inspector General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar two days ago has opted for an optional retirement. Justice VT Singham, who turns 65 today, tendered … Continue reading

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