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Death Penalty in Malaysia: The Prerogative of the Gavel

As of 15 August 2020, 1,324 prisoners are on death row in Malaysia.[1] One of them is Arokiasamy Alphonso, who was sentenced to death under section 302 of the Penal Code for murdering his sister-in-law in 2012.[2] Eight years later, he still awaits his fate and today, the question plagues his mind, is the Grim […]

Malaysia’s Death Penalty and the Justice System: The Arokiasamy Murder Case

The Arokiasamy Murder Case is the first death penalty case the Malaysian Centre for Constitutionalism and Human Rights (MCCHR) decided to fund, supporting lawyers to represent Mr. Ariokiasamy A/L Alphonso (AA). It tells the story of a man, Arokiasamy (AA) who is currently on death row for killing his sister-in-law. He was convicted under the […]

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The SIS Fatwa Case: Part Three

The SIS Fatwa Case: Part Three

Dating back to 2014, the Selangor Fatwa Committee had issued an edict (fatwa) declaring Sisters In Islam (SIS) as ‘deviant from the teachings of Islam’, who subscribes to ‘liberalism and religious pluralism’. five years on, a decision has finally been made based on the merits of the case and in regard to the matters on […]

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The SIS Fatwa Case: Part Two

The SIS Fatwa Case: Part Two

PusatRakyatLB intern Camille Ancelot gives an update on the recent development of the SIS Fatwa Case hearing at Kuala Lumpur High Court.

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The SIS Fatwa Case: Part One

The SIS Fatwa Case: Part One

PusatRakyatLB intern Allyna Ng gets technical with the Court of Appeal judgment on leave hearings.

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The Fahmi Zainol Case: Part Two

The Fahmi Zainol Case: Part Two

PusatRakyatLB resident intern Allyna gives an analytical update sans written judgment. 

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The Fahmi Zainol Case: Part One

The Fahmi Zainol Case: Part One

PusatRakyatLB interns Max Kong and Sarah Kapadia gives a lowdown on the High Court judgment of this judicial review.

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Case of Syed Omar bin Syed Agil v Institut Profesional Baitulmal Sdn Bhd

Case of Syed Omar bin Syed Agil v Institut Profesional Baitulmal Sdn Bhd

“To see a wrong and not to expose it, is to become a silent partner to its continuance.” – Dr. John Raymond Baker. It is based on this premise that the Plaintiff, Syed Omar bin Syed Agil, sought protection and remedies as a whistleblower under the Whistleblower Protection Act 2010 (“the Act”) for exposing financial […]

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The effect of the judgment in PP v Azmi Sharom

The effect of the judgment in PP v Azmi Sharom

Cassandra Chung’s in depth analysis.

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The Curious Case of Our Home Minister

The Curious Case of Our Home Minister

Forever intern Cassandra Chung writes about the Bagon Datok case, one of PusatRakyat’s strategic litigation cases. The Facts On 16 April 2013, Barisan Nasional (BN) announced the candidacy of Yang Berhormat Dato’ Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi for the constituency, Bagan Datok in Perak. Nomination day was set to be on 20 April 2013. On 19 […]

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YBK v TSKI Defamation Suit Grounds of Judgment

YBK v TSKI Defamation Suit Grounds of Judgment

Here’s how a judge evaluates a defamation case in court.

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Kalimah Allah Federal Court Judgment

Kalimah Allah Federal Court Judgment

The grounds of appeal of the Federal Court We had previously uploaded the Grounds of Judgment of the Court of Appeal here. Today, about two weeks after delivering its decision on 24th June 2014, the Federal Court has released the Grounds of Judgment of the specially enlarged panel of 7 Judges who heard and dismissed […]

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Kalimah Allah Court Of Appeal Judgment

Kalimah Allah Court Of Appeal Judgment

The grounds of judgment of the Court of Appeal

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Seksualiti Merdeka Judicial Review (Part 2)

Seksualiti Merdeka Judicial Review (Part 2)

Part 2 of Ricky Sim and MCCHR’s discussion on the Seksualiti Merdeka case

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Allah, Liberty & Love In BM Unbanned

Allah, Liberty & Love In BM Unbanned

Broad grounds for judgment unbanning the book.

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Seksualiti Merdeka Judicial Review (Part 1): “Do Ask, Do Tell” Us The Definition of ‘Deviationist Activity’

Seksualiti Merdeka Judicial Review (Part 1): “Do Ask, Do Tell” Us The Definition of ‘Deviationist Activity’

Ricky Sim and MCCHR discuss the Malaysian High Court ruling in the Seksualiti Merdeka case.

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Altantuya Murder: Court of Appeal Judgment

Altantuya Murder: Court of Appeal Judgment

Read the full judgment here.

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The Stink of Injustice

The Stink of Injustice

Roger Tan calls for justice for the most infamous land rob in recent history.

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Home Minister Wrong Again: Malaysiakini Press Permit

Home Minister Wrong Again: Malaysiakini Press Permit

Publishing a newspaper is a right, not a privilege.

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Re Alias & Khalid: Civil Courts To Defer To Shariah Council’s Rulings

Re Alias & Khalid: Civil Courts To Defer To Shariah Council’s Rulings

Yet another attempt by the Executive through Parliament to oust the civil courts’ powers.

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