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Education 12 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Good case for reading law

A good lawyer has good persuasive skills and the ability to think on his feet. A good memory helps, and the energy to rush from one court to another.

Nation 21 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Lawyer's motion struck out

The Federal Court has struck out a motion by lawyer Zaid Ibrahim to set aside the appearance of a private firm to represent the Kelantan Government in defending a suit challenging the 1993 Syariah Enactment as being unconstitutional.

Nation 23 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Al-Ma’unah trial should be nullified, says defence

The trial of 19 Al-Ma'unah members convicted of treason should be nullified as procedures expressly stated in the Essential (Security Cases) Regulations (Escar) were not used throughout the proceedings, Karpal Singh submitted before the Federal Court yesterday.

Nation 27 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Syariah Court move wins praises

Women organisations and opposition leaders lauded the government's plan to appoint women judges in the Syariah Court to address complaints by women who are not satisfied with judgments passed by men judges.

Nation 28 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Court upholds 15-year sentence

An unemployed man, who was sentenced to 15 years' jail for causing the death of a Singapore Airlines (SIA) stewardess failed in his attempt to have his sentence reduced when the Federal Court here rejected his appeal yesterday.

Nation 11 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

A-G given leave to intervene

Attorney-General Datuk Seri Panglima Abdul Gani Patail obtained leave from the Federal Court yesterday to intervene in an appeal involving the constitutionality of Section 72 of the Danaharta Act, a law which gives the national asset management body immunity from injunctions.

Nation 12 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

A-G given leave to intervene

Attorney-General Datuk Seri Panglima Abdul Gani Patail obtained leave from the Federal Court Tuesday to intervene in an appeal involving the constitutionality of Section 72 of the Danaharta Act, a law which gives the national asset management body immunity from injunctions.

Nation 20 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Court to review decision on Anwar

The Federal Court has fixed March 18 to hear Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim's application for judicial review of its decision last July to uphold his conviction and sentence on four counts of corrupt practice.

Nation 21 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Dzaiddin feted to farewell dinner

Judges should not be afraid to speak their minds on legal issues, especially on subjects concerning public interest, said Chief Justice Tun Mohamed Dzaiddin Abdullah.