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First woman CJ appointed

PETALING JAYA: Federal Court judge Datuk Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat’s illustrious career reached a new high point after she was appointed as the new Chief Justice, the first woman to take on the role.


Families with murdered relatives see no justice in killers going free

KUALA LUMPUR: For family members of murder victims, there will be no justice should the death penalty be abolished.


Sosilawati’s children relieved justice has been served

PETALING JAYA: The children of the late Datuk Sosilawati Lawiya are relieved that the Federal Court has upheld the death sentences of three of the men accused of her murder.


No one staking claim to the 1.6ha plot of land taken over by secondary jungle

BANTING: The abandoned farm looked like the set of a horror flick with its weather-stained walls and rickety gate.


Only one other case of murder conviction without body being found

PETALING JAYA: Besides the case of Datuk Sosilawati Lawiya, there is only one other instance in the country of a murderer being convicted and hanged without the body of the victim being found.


Conviction for Sosilawati’s murder upheld

Ex-lawyer N. Pathmanabhan and two farm hands will hang for the murders of cosmetics queen Datuk Sosilawati Lawiya and three others. However, in a dramatic twist, the Federal Court freed the fourth accused. The case, which has taken almost seven years from the time that news first broke, is the first since 1965 when a murderer was sent to the gallows despite a body not being found.


Federal Court upholds conviction of three accused in Sosilawati case

PUTRAJAYA: The Federal Court has upheld the conviction and sentence of former lawyer N. Pathmanabhan and two of his farm hands in the murder of cosmetics millionaire Datuk Sosilawati Lawiya and her three aides.


No judgment on appeal yet

PUTRAJAYA: The Federal Court has reserved its judgment on the appeal by a former lawyer and three farm workers over the murder of cosmetics millionaire Datuk Sosilawati Lawiya and her three companions.


Defence in Sosilawati case asked to obtain initial judgment

PUTRAJAYA: The Federal Court has asked the defence in the murder appeal of cosmetics millionaire Datuk Sosilawati Lawiya to obtain court recordings of the High Court judgment.


Accused in hospital, appeal hearing put off to Monday

PUTRAJAYA: As an accused in the murder trial of cosmetics millionaire Datuk Sosilawati Lawiya has been hospitalised, the appeal hearing has been postponed to Monday.