Musa gets back his passport for overseas medical treatment

By Ho Kit Yen | Free Malaysia Today Former Sabah chief minister Musa Aman at the Court of Appeal in Putrajaya today. PUTRAJAYA: The Court of Appeal today allowed former Sabah chief minister Musa Aman’s bid to get his passport back temporarily to seek medical treatment overseas. Justice Abdul Rahman

Apex court upholds union-busting findings against two banks

By Malaysiakini The Federal Court has upheld the finding that two banks were engaged in union-busting activities by ‘promoting’ clerical staff to executives even though they were not given executive powers so that they can be excluded from the National Union of Bank Employees (Nube). The decision by the apex

Court ruling shows banks promote staff to erode union power, says NUBE

By FMT Reporters | Free Malaysia Today The National Union of Bank Employees is happy that all three courts agreed with the union that this was a case of disguised promotion, aimed at depriving staff of NUBE membership. KUALA LUMPUR: The National Union of Bank Employees (NUBE) today hailed a

Life, death, and the in between

By Emily Ding, Charis Loke, Ellena Ekarahendy | New Naratif In October 2018—just months after Malaysians voted out the coalition that had been in power since 1957—Liew Vui Keong, the new head of the Legal Affairs Division in the Prime Minister’s Department, announced that the death penalty would be completely

Sg Kim Kim pollution: Another suspect charged

Malaysiakini | A non-executive director of a used tyre processing factory was charged with abetting three others to dispose scheduled wastes into Sungai Kim Kim in Pasir Gudang. Sim Wei Der pleaded not guilty and was represented by lawyer Joshua Tay.

Review common law of scandalising the judiciary

Press Statement | Malaysiakini COMMENT | We are concerned by the conviction and the sentence of 30 days imprisonment and a fine of RM40,000 against Arun Kasi for contempt of court. On April 23, 2019, Arun Kasi was convicted of scandalising the court through two publications – “How a dissenting judgment sparked a

Two of ‘ISA7’ file police report on Hamid Sultan’s affidavit

By Ida Lim | Malay Mail (From left) Rafzan Ramli, Khairul Amal Mahmud, and their lawyers Joshua Tay and Michael Cheah outside the Petaling Jaya district police headquarters February 23, 2019. — Picture by Ida Lim PETALING JAYA, Feb 23 — Two men formerly convicted of illegal assembly while protesting

Najib stays the courts

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.

Former sales manager pleads not guilty to insulting ex-Agong

Former sales manager pleads not guilty to insulting ex-Agong

Counsel New Sin Yew is representing Eric Liew Chee Ling, a former sales manager of a private company who was charged at the Sessions Court in Kuala Lumpur today with sending insulting comments against the former Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Sultan Muhammad V, on his Facebook site last month.

BN sues former members

Constitutional lawyer New Sin Yew shares his thoughts on anti-hopping laws and whether BN could sue its defectors.

Lens on death penalty

The impact and effect of the death penalty in Malaysia has long been debated, hence, when lawyers Seira Sacha Abu Bakar and Sherrie Razak heard about Mainthan’s case from their friend, human rights lawyer Amer Hamzah Arshad who represented him for his second review application at the Federal Court, they knew straight away that they have to highlight his story in a documentary.

The Troubles of Tommy Thomas

Edmund Bon, Malaysian Representative of the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) shares his views on The Troubles of Tommy Thomas.