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Freedom was bought with unity, let’s value its price

Merdeka 2020 Freedom was bought with unity, let’s value its price

I was just reflecting on the speech of Singapore’s Leader of the House Indranee Rajah today. She stated, “Experience elsewhere shows that unity in diversity is not an assured outcome”. As much diversity itself is hard work, so is unity. For long, and even until today, it has been our pride as Malaysians to brand […]

SEMARAKKAN JALUR GEMILANG

SEMARAKKAN JALUR GEMILANG

Today, I officiated the “SEMARAKKAN JALUR GEMILANG” ceremony at Taman Desa, Jalan Klang Lama. The event was graced by YBhg Datuk Mohd Razlan Rafii, the chairman of the Majlis Perwakilan Penduduk (MPP) of Seputeh Subzone 1, resident representatives and the people of Seputeh. In my speech, I touched on the gravity of the spirit of […]

Courts the appropriate arena to decide Guan Eng & Betty Chew’s cases

Courts the appropriate arena to decide Guan Eng & Betty Chew’s cases

The courts are the best place for the prosecutors and defence to discuss the charges against former Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng and his wife, Betty Chew. The emotions generated from the cases were expected as they involved heavyweight political figures. Betty Chew is a spouse of a politician but she is no ordinary […]

FACT CHECK: Regarding YB Tony Pua’s ‘The Curious Case of the Persecution of Lim Guan Eng’

FACT CHECK Regarding YB Tony Pua’s ‘The Curious Case of the Persecution of Lim Guan Eng’

With all due respect YB, 1. The tunnel project was NOT awarded via Open Tender. It was awarded via a Request for Proposal (RFP). In Open Tenders, all parties bid on the same project with the specifications provided by the client. The bidders will fight to see who is able to carry out the same […]

Justice and Closure for Kevin Morais and his close ones

The original prosecution team reunited on Kevin Morais' judgment day

Murder may pass unpunished for a time, but justice will eventually overtake the crime. The late Anthony Kevin Morais, was found murdered five years ago. Today, I sit in with my ex colleagues and Datuk Richard Morais (Kevin’s brother) as we watch High Court Judge Datuk Azman Abdullah sentenced to death the six men for […]

Condemned for Contempt? The Malaysiakini Case And The Problem With Contempt Proceedings In Malaysia

Contempt hearing against Mkini, top editor begins in Federal Court

Digital media has democratised the space for expression at a rate so fast that law and order have time and again found the need to play catch up. Once again, we have been caught in another pickle – the case with Malaysiakini and its run in with contempt of court. A poignant photo of Steven […]

The position of the Speaker of the House in Malaysian democracy

The position of the Speaker of the House in Malaysian democracy

We have often heard such questions, time and time again: Can the Speaker be partisan? Can the Speaker be removed? Can the Speaker be an MP as well? It is time to settle the score: Is the Speaker part of the Government? No. In Malaysia, power is separated into three branches: The Government (Executive Branch), […]

A Tribute to Kevin Morais – Let Justice Be Done

In Memory of Kevin Morais

The late Anthony Kevin Morais embodied the best of us from the Attorney-General Chambers. Unwavering in his principles, steadfast in his commitment to justice, and inspirational to all the lives he touched. I was among the few who had the privilege to be mentored by him. When I was still a greenhorn Federal Counsel, he […]

Before We Head Out…

The new conditional movement control order (CMCO)

Our success to beat the COVID-19 pandemic hinges on our collective actions. The reality is that as we make progress in flattening the curve and reopening the economy, we need to move forward with caution so that we will not take any steps to reverse the good outcomes that we have gained in the past […]