LETTER | Putrajaya's move to streamline the overall policies and management of these workers is commendable.
LETTER | The ultimate objective of the course is to raise the standards of provision for legal services.
COMMENT | It is about time Malaysia acknowledged the inherent dignity and equality of all human persons.
LETTER | Evidence shows that neither the death penalty nor corporal punishment are effective as a retributory and deterrent sentence.
LETTER | The Malaysian Bar has grave reservations on the recent Federal Court decision in the case of Chong Chieng Jen vs Sarawak & Anor.
COMMENT | Impartial selection of judicial candidates crucial to safeguarding judiciary independence, restoring public confidence.
LETTER | Such reviews are fundamental to building independent institutions that uphold the rule of law.
COMMENT | The Bar is appalled by the abuse of investigative and detention powers on Siti Kasim.
LETTER | Raus and Zulkefli must also step down as additional Federal Court judges.
COMMENT | Regardless of public sentiment, all individuals are entitled to the protection of their constitutional rights.
COMMENT | This is a necessary step to strengthen the independence of public prosecutors.
LETTER | 'Mahathir's swearing-in ceremony as the prime minister must proceed expeditiously and without incident.'
LETTER | Legislation that is an affront to the rule of law must not be allowed to remain on the statute book.
COMMENT | They fuel public perception that the EC and police are not independent institutions.
COMMENT | The M'sian Bar reiterates the call to establish the Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission.
COMMENT | Inherent unfairness may cast long shadow over the legitimacy of GE14 outcome, and of future polls.
COMMENT | The proposed broad-based law amounts to legislative overkill.
COMMENT | The Malaysian government must not abdicate or ignore its legal and moral obligation.
COMMENT | Bodies other than the high courts cannot be conferred with judicial power.
COMMENT | It will not be muzzled on the unconstitutional appointments of the country’s top two judges.
LETTER | The Bar must remain independent for it to discharge its duties impartially.
'The right to life is a fundamental right that must be absolute'.
COMMENT | 'The Bar is alarmed by statements of authorities which appear to be in defiance of the decision'.
The right to life is absolute, universal and inalienable regardless of the crime committed.
COMMENT | 'They should now fulfil their vows by declining the appointments.'
The Malaysian Bar is dismayed that the provision for pre-charge detention for up to 28 days, pursuant to the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 (Sosma), were renewed for a further five-year period by the Dewan Rakyat on April 5, 2017.
The Malaysian Bar is aghast that yet another person has died while in police custody. K Partiban, aged 34, who was being held by the police in Malacca under the Prevention of Crime Act 1959, was reportedly already dead when the police brought him to the hospital on May 22, 2017.
COMMENT | The Semenyih Jaya decision vindicates the Malaysian Bar’s consistent stand.