Commenting on Mahathir’s claim that the state constitutions of Johor and Terengannu were “nullified” following the formation of the Federation of Malaya, lawyer New Sin Yew opined that the term nullified was not appropriate.
Counsel Joshua Tay, who represented Sim Wei Der, objected to bail not being offered to the accused, saying that another director who was charged with the same offence and also a Singaporean was allowed bail by the High Court here.
This joint statement has been endorsed by civil society organisations and lawyers (New Sin Yew, Hoe Sue Lu, among others) to review the common law of scandalising the court.
Former inspector-general of police Musa Hassan again defended the Internal Security Act (ISA), saying it had lowered incidences of crime and murder among gangsters, but his reasoning was shot down by human rights activist Edmund Bon.
Peguam Amer Hamzah Arshad memberitahu pemberita bahawa pihak pembelaan berpendapat bahawa pendakwaan itu tidak mematuhi peruntukan di bawah perlembagaan.
Lawyer Edmund Bon Tai Soon shared with Sharaad Kuttan about his thoughts on the central legal issues involving the Rome Statute and the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Astro AWANI.
Lawyer Edmund Bon told a forum on the Rome Statute today that the treaty could not be harmful to the Malay rulers as they already lost their immunity when the Federal Constitution was amended more than two decades ago.
Edmund Bon said today the International Criminal Court (ICC) has no jurisdiction over the king and the Malay rulers as they come under the country’s special courts.
Michael Cheah noted that one of the judges who had heard the case at the Court of Appeal had made allegations about “the manner in which the particular appeal was decided”.
While, Joshua Tay noted that the affidavit by Hamid Sultan may have cast doubt on the “correctness or propriety” of the Court of Appeal decision that upheld their conviction.
New Sin Yew discusses the context behind the Court of Appeal’s decision to allow former Prime Minister, Najib Razak to postpone his much anticipated trial.