And justice for all


Innocent until proven guilty: The principle of the law is simple, all accused are guaranteed legal representation by the Federal Constitution. – 123rf.com

THE comment by Perlis Mufti Datuk Dr Mohd Asri Zainul Abidin about it being sinful for a lawyer to defend people who are known to have committed offences, has raised many eyebrows. In fact, that action is hair-raising.

It’s disturbing for many Malaysians, especially for those who perceive an increasing tide of such radical religious interpretations in our country.

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Wong Chun Wai

Wong Chun Wai

Wong Chun Wai began his career as a journalist in Penang, and has served The Star for over 35 years in various capacities and roles. He is now group editorial and corporate affairs adviser to the group, after having served as group managing director/chief executive officer. On The Beat made its debut on Feb 23 1997 and Chun Wai has penned the column weekly without a break, except for the occasional press holiday when the paper was not published. In May 2011, a compilation of selected articles of On The Beat was published as a book and launched in conjunction with his 50th birthday. Chun Wai also comments on current issues in The Star.

   

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