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S'pore set to raise penalties for 3 sex crimes; offender's qualifications doest matter; 13 new Covid-19 cases on Saturday (March 6)
The maximum penalties for three sexual offences are set to be increased as the Singapre Government seeks to send a strong signal that it takes a tough stance against such crimes.
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): The Attorney General’s Chambers (AGC) has today objected to the leave for judicial review being sought by Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim to challenge Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin’s move to advise the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah to suspend Parliament during the Emergency period.
THE 15th General Election is due in 2023 but the Prime Minister may request it much earlier due to the government’s unstable situation in Parliament. The Yang di-Pertuan Agong has an undoubted discretion under the Constitution’s Article 40(2)(b) and Article 55(2) to grant or refuse consent to the early dissolution of Parliament.
PETALING JAYA: Deputy Dewan Rakyat Speaker Datuk Seri Azalina Othman Said has questioned the rationale for not allowing Parliament's committees, including the Special Select Committees, to conduct their activities as it prevents lawmakers from looking into issues affecting Malaysians.
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): The Sexual Harassment Bill is expected to be ready this March and will be tabled in the next Dewan Rakyat session.
AGC objects to leave application for judicial review to challenge Parliament suspension during Emergency
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): The Attorney General's Chambers (AGC) has objected to the leave for judicial review being sought by three elected representatives to challenge Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin's move to advise the Yang di-Pertuan Agong to suspend Parliament and state assembly sittings during an Emergency.
PETALING JAYA: The controversial memoir by Tan Sri Tommy Thomas is a "tragedy of generalisation" but it should not be banned as it is the former attorney general's right to exercise his freedom of expression, says Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): The Sessions Court here has granted a discharge not amounting to an acquittal to Datuk Abdul Latif Abdul Rahim for abetting his brother, former Tabung Haji chairman Datuk Seri Abdul Azeez, with accepting bribes involving highway construction projects and road upgrades in Perak and Kedah.
PETALING JAYA: The government will take action against any efforts to undermine the nation's judicial and legal system, says Datuk Takiyuddin Hassan.