The Attorney General’s opposition to the Penang state government’s application for leave to allow 1.6m Penangites to choose their own councillors proves again that the BN opposes local government elections and democracy, says Lim Guang Eng.
Malaysians were rudely shocked to learn that the High Court in Shah Alam put itself in a straitjacket and refused to see the glaring injustice that was clearly highlighted by Klang MP Charles Santiago in a suit that was decided on 14 March 2013.
Aliran welcomes Kuala Lumpur High Court Judge Abang Iskandar Abang Hashim’s bold judgment in quashing the Home Minister’s rejection of Malaysiakini’s application for a publishing permit.
Save Malaysia Stop Lynas is pleased that the Kuala Lumpur High Court has rejected Lynas’ second attempt to get a court injunction to gag SMSL yesterday.
The Jayapura state court on 16 March found five Papuan leaders guilty of treason, sentencing them each to three years imprisonment. Tapol, the Asian Human Rights Commission, the Faith-Based Network on West Papua, Franciscans International, and the West Papua Netzwerk seriously regret the verdict and question the fairness of the trial proceedings.
In allowing natives to use a writ of summons instead of judicial review to stake their claims on native customary land, the Court of Appeal has shown it understands the predicament they face, says Baru Bian.
Because it was a politically motivated trial, the ultimate acquittal decision was grounded in politics, observes Tommy Thomas.
While the prosecution went all out to obtain a conviction using highly questionable methods, the powers-that-be could not ignore the sentiment on the ground, observes P Ramakrishnan.
A Kuala Lumpur court today acquitted Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim of consensual sodomy. “Anwar Ibrahim was acquitted on a charge that should have never been brought in the first place,” said Phil Robertson, deputy Asia director at Human Rights Watch.
The Australian High Court ruled on 31 August 2011, that the Australia-Malaysia Transfer and Resettlement Arrangement is invalid and that any attempt to remove these asylum seekers to Malaysia would be unlawful, Human Rights Watch said.