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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.
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.
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).
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.
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).
PUTRAJAYA: The government is studying six laws with a view to either amending or repealing them, says Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
PUTRAJAYA: The Malaysian Bar will continue voicing out its concerns over the continued use of oppressive laws, says Bar president George Varughese.
PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Retired Senior Police Officers Association (Respa) says it fully supports the government’s stand on retaining current security laws.
From GEORGE VARUGHESE, President, Malaysian Bar.
From LATHEEFA KOYA, Executive Director, Lawyers for Liberty.