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Malaysian Bar expected to discuss delays in abolishing draconian laws, claims of judicial misconduct at AGM

KUALA LUMPUR: In its 73rd annual general meeting, the Malaysian Bar is expected to vote on resolutions regarding issues such as the delay in the abolition of draconian laws and the claims of judicial misconduct made by appellate judge Datuk Dr Hamid Sultan Abu Backer.

‘Only one underage detainee held under Poca’

KUALA LUMPUR: There is only one underage armed robbery suspect being detained under the Preven­tion of Crime Act (Poca), said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.

DPM: Fewer than 30 underage detainees under Poca, Pota

KUALA LUMPUR: There are a total of 28 persons below 18 serving time under the Prevention of Crime Act (Amendment) 2017 (Poca), and one under the Prevention of Terrorism Act (Pota).

‘Review laws subjecting children to detention without trial’

KUALA LUMPUR: The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) and Suara Rakyat Malaysia (Suaram) are urging the government to review all laws that subject children to detention without trial, such as the Prevention of Crime Act (Amendment) 2017 (Poca), under which 142 juveniles are being detained.

Suhakam, Suaram: Release juveniles detained without trial under Poca

KUALA LUMPUR: The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) and Suara Rakyat Malaysia (Suaram) are calling for the government to give justice to the 142 juveniles detained without trial under the Prevention of Crime Act (Amendment) 2017 (Poca).

Six laws to be amended or repealed

PUTRAJAYA: The government is studying six laws with a view to either amending or repealing them, says Home Minister Tan Sri Muh­yiddin Yassin.

Malaysian Bar says will go on opposing oppressive laws

PUTRAJAYA: The Malaysian Bar will continue voicing out its concerns over the continued use of oppressive laws, says Bar president George Varughese.

Retired cops backs govt's decision to retain security laws

PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Retired Senior Police Officers Association (Respa) says it fully supports the government’s stand on retaining current security laws.

Commit to election manifesto, repeal Sosma, Poca

From GEORGE VARUGHESE, President, Malaysian Bar.

Don't backpedal on promises

From LATHEEFA KOYA, Executive Director, Lawyers for Liberty.