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CCLC Dialogue: State of Our Practice on 29.10.2010

CCLC Dialogue: State of Our Practice on 29.10.2010

A dialogue on the State of Our Practice will be held on Friday, 29 October @ 3.00p.m. in the KL Bar Auditorium. Three eminent members of the Bar will be speaking at this dialogue: Tommy Thomas, Lim Chee Wee, and LoyarBurokker Fahri Azzat.

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Bon-ded to Human Rights

Bon-ded to Human Rights

For a little Sunday sweets, LB is reproducing a 2008 interview of LoyarBurokker Edmund Bon in NST’s Sunday People. Find out in this interview by Intan Maizura Ahmad Kamal what makes Edmund tick as he delves into what exactly is it that he does.

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Top Judicial Posts Merit Scrutiny

This article was published yesterday in The Sydney Morning Herald. LB is reproducing it due to its content value and relevance

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Bias, and Why It Is So Easy to Expose a Judge for Incompetence

Why I say it is so easy to expose our judges for incompetence – but this can only happen in Malaysia.

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UN Minorities Forum: What about Judges?

Malaysians making oral interventions on the Judiciary again. No amusing repetitions of “correct, correct, correct” this time, though.

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UN Minorities Forum: Malaysians in Geneva

UN Minorities Forum: Malaysians in Geneva

Was the UN Minorities Forum held in Geneva in November 2009 useful or just set piece theatre? K Shanmuga attended, and this is Part 1 of his report.

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Court-sanctioned Homicide of a Democratic Concept

3 days to the MyConstitution Phase 2 launch, “Constitutional Institutions and the Separation of Powers”, on Jan 15, 2010 at Sunway University College (4pm), Leslie Gabriel reminds us of the challenge which lies ahead to restore the concept of the separation of powers in this country.

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Kesilapan v Kebodohan

Tuan yang bijaksana, saya tak tahu apa yang mereka ajar di sistem kehakiman, tapi para peguam dah belajar semua ni masa jadi pelatih dalam kamar. Ooops pensyarah -pensyarah Civil Procedure dan Professional Practice saya pun pernah sebut perkara ni. Tuan tidoq dalam kelas kaa?

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Of Judges, KPIs, Justice & Superficiality

Art Harun deconstructs Tun Zaki’s new KPI-inspired leadership and shows it for what it is.

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Cleaning up the Judiciary – was the Chief Justice right?

When I first read the news report in the Star that YAA Tan Sri Zaki, the Chief Justice, had told 2 errant High Court Judges to voluntarily resign, my initial reaction was one of pleasure. I thought it was good that the CJ has finally cracked the whip and told these useless Judges to leave […]

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Security Machines at Istana Kehakiman

Security Machines at Istana Kehakiman

Fahri Azzat, who occasionally visits the Istana Kehakiman to do a bit of filing, breakfast and use the impressive toilets, shares his thoughts on the security machines and guards stationed at the entrances calling for the removal of both.

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‘…we will accept the decision by the Federal Court…’

Fahri Azzat goes on a rant after listening to the Prime Minister’s press statement.

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Pertinent Questions about Court Administrative Decisions

Chen Mian Kuang perceptively and properly questions the manner in which court administrative decisions, such as deciding the panel of judges and when a matter is heard urgently, are made especially since they are not subject to any appeal or review by any other forum.

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A reason why corroboration is required for proof of rape

In the Federal Court decision of Din v Public Prosecutor [1964] MLJ 300, Thomson LP who wrote the leading judgment discussed the necessity of corroboration for the proof of rape. In that discussion, His Lordship wrote the following: But the desirability for corroboration of the evidence of the prosecurtrix in a rape case (which in […]

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The Judicial Appointment Commission – A Deformed Reform

I have said it a million times before and I will say it again. Abdullah Ahmad Badawi just loves establishing committees and commissions just as he loves leaving, and probably living, in a jet plane! At a whiff of an issue or matter which has the minutest semblance of a complication, no matter how simple […]

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Interview with LoyarBurokker Amer Hamzah Arshad

Interview with LoyarBurokker Amer Hamzah Arshad

Amer Hamzah Arshad’s interview with Off the Edge for the December 2008 issue.

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