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Nation 11 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM

Lawyer: Appellants’ renunciation valid in law

A lawyer has argued that any law that regulates in any way the renouncing or changing of faith by a Muslim is inconsistent with the fundamental right to freedom of religion as enshrined in the Constitution.

Nation 20 Oct 2003 | 12:00 AM

DPP: Magistrate erred in indecent exposure trial

The magistrate who acquitted a PAS member for indecent exposure had erred when he said that the version of the alleged incident given by the complainant, a Puteri Umno member, was an afterthought, a Deputy Public Prosecutor submitted in the High Court.

Nation 02 Oct 2003 | 12:00 AM

EGM over judges’ promotion

The Bar Council wants to know why many senior judges were not chosen for elevation to the appellate courts in July although it is not questioning the suitability of the last batch of judges who were pushed up.

Nation 21 Sep 2003 | 12:00 AM

Seeking answers to a riddle

The heartrending episodes generated from the Canny Ong murder trial were the focus of many readers. While many sympathised with her for whatever atrocities she might have undergone in the few hours she went missing on that Friday the 13th in June before she died, many also asked why she had not been able to escape when opportunities seemed abundant. CHELSEA LY.NG writes.

Nation 21 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Cite Azalina for contempt, says Karpal

The High Court here was asked to cite Puteri Umno chief Azalina Othman Said for contempt of court for a statement she made about a PAS member who allegedly exposed himself to a Puteri member, when the appeal against his acquittal was pending.

Nation 02 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Trader found in contempt of court

Businessman Yeoh Lam Jit was Tuesday found in contempt of court for having flouted a 1998 court order compelling him to return shares to two others.

Letters 27 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Misconduct tarnishing image of India's judiciary

THE Indian judiciary is in the dock. For long considered the saviour of a long-suffering people saddled with a corrupt political class and an insensitive bureaucracy, higher judiciary was the only beacon of hope for harassed citizens.

Nation 26 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Drop charge against lawyer, Karpal Singh urges A-G

DAP deputy chairman Karpal Singh has called on Attorney-General Datuk Abdul Gani Patail to withdraw the charge against lawyer P. Uthayakumar, claiming that his arrest and detention were unjustified and unwarranted.

Nation 15 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Ghafar obtains temporary custody of child

Former Deputy Prime Minister Tun Ghafar Baba has obtained an interim order from the Syariah Court for the custody of his six-year-old daughter.