Category Archives: Law

Looking into the strange case of Dr Khairuddin

Looking into the strange case of Dr Khairuddin

Ever since air traffic into Malaysia has been allowed again, the Government has decided that all individuals entering Malaysia from abroad will be subjected to compulsory quarantine orders under the Observation & Surveillance Order subject to the provisions of Section 15 (1) of the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1988 (Act 342). Section […]

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 […]

Amending Finas Act 1981 is an opportunity for Saifuddin to show that he is a serious reformer

Govt has no intention of using Finas Act to restrict social media users

Let’s take a throwback to when the Finas Act was enacted. It was 1981. There was no Internet. We only had two TV stations – RTM1 and RTM2. We had to line up for public phones. Almost forty years on, we remain governed by such a legal framework. Which such an awareness, it would come […]

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 […]

Two little-known facts about the citation against Malaysiakini

AG cites Mkini over readers'contempt

Many Malaysians were outraged (and lamented the death of press freedom) over the ex-parte application filed by Attorney-General Idris Harun against Malaysiakini and its editor-in-chief over “readers’ contempt” in its comment section. What many don’t realise is:- 1) There is a global push to ensure publishers pre-moderate readers’ comments since a watershed ruling by an […]

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 […]

Is the Movement Control Order Legal?

Is the Movement Control Order Legal?

On Friday night, former Law Minister Datuk Liew indicated that he could mount a challenge to determine the legality of the Movement Control Order (MCO). He went on to label MCO as an illegal act and claimed he “didn’t think” that the Attorney-General Chambers have gazetted Covid-19. Wait, hang on YB. I urge you to […]

Urgency Should Be The Key Determinant To Reopening Legal Firms

In recent days, the pandemic curve has been showing signs of flattening. This occurs as Malaysia enters its third phase of the Movement Control Order. The government has begun to ease restrictions on certain sectors to resume business operations. The legal industry is one such sector, but the move could have benefited with more careful […]