Decent thinking Malaysians were justifiably shocked that a former judge of the Court of Appeals, Mohd Noor Abdullah, could have expressed views that are so abhorrently out of character for a judge.
The Court must fulfil its responsibility to right an injustice, no matter how difficult or divisive the issues are, asserts Ragunath Kesavan.
Cecil Rajendra penned this poem after a High Court ruled that by virtue of Section 9A of the Election Act 1958, it cannot review, quash or set aside any electoral roll – no matter how flawed – once it has been gazetted.
Aliran is appalled that a heavy sentence has been meted out to ‘Occupy Dataran’ student Umar Mohd Azmi after he was found guilty of “obstructing a public officer”.
What must not be tolerated is the betrayal of voters who had cast their votes in favour of a candidate who then decides to party-hop after winning, says P Ramakrishnan in supporting anti-party-hopping legislation.
The Afizal case has the potential to infuse the Malaysian legal system with a compassionate will – one which is not hand-cuffed to legal-technical norms, yet one that can also act decisively against serious criminal acts, writes Alwyn Lau.
Bersih 2.0 welcomes the decision of High Court (Appellate and Special Powers Division) judge Rohana Yusof this morning to quash the earlier order by the Home Minister who declared Bersih 2.0 as an illegal organisation on 1 July 2011.
Tota compares the contrasting reactions to calls for atrocities to be investigated in a couple of western democracies and in Malaysia.
A former chief justice’s observation that the courts have become subservient to politicians in the executive because of Mahathir sparked an exchange in the media over what really happened, reports the Malaysian Insider in a series of reports.
Malaysians should begin to examine and question the way in which punishment is meted out, writes Justinian.