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Charles (centre) Hector and Francis Pereira

Suara Rakyat Malaysia (Suaram) condemns the Royal Malaysian Police’s investigation and questioning of the members of the Malaysian Bar Council under the Sedition Act 1948 for fulfilling the role expected of the council in line with the statutory obligations and limitations imposed upon them under the Legal Profession Act 1976.

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Online registration form and programme below:

Workshop For Watching Brief Lawyers: Handling Inquests

Organised by Aliran, Suaram and Penang Legal Aid Centre

Saturday, 23 May 2015, Hotel Continental, 5 Penang Road, 10000 Penang.

Draft programme

8.30am – Registration

9.00 – Session 1: Introduction to the law of inquests.
Relevant laws. What is an inquest? When is an inquest conducted? Who presides? Method of inquiry. Standard of proof. Lawyer’s role. “Watching brief”. Cases where inquests have been conducted.

10.30 – Coffee Break
11.00 – Session 2: Difficulties faced by lawyers in conducting Inquests. Gathering of evidence and preparation for inquests.

Noon – Role of the media and support groups.

1.00pm – Lunch

2.00 – Session 3: Case studies
Role play in hypothetical situations. What to do?

3.30 – Tea

4.00 – Session 4: Q and A session

Evaluation and close

5.00 – Ends

Five lawyers staged a walkout after the royal commission into the Lingam tape today barred their client – PKR de facto leader Anwar Ibrahim – from participating in the proceedings.

commission’s decision was made due to the Anwar’s refusal to withdraw
and apologise for his contemptuous remarks made against the royal panel
of inquiry.

Also barred for the same reason is social reform movement Aliran.

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AM coverIn our cover story, we look at what is
going on in Malaysian society in the aftermath of recent demonstrations
organised by lawyers, the Bersih coalition and Hindraf. Khoo Boo Teik
observes that the goodwill that was shown to Abdullah Badawi in
2003-2004 has largely evaporated and wonders if there is a whiff of
reformasi in the air now. Jeyakumar Devaraj, however, cautions
that the Hindraf approach is misguided and the struggle for social
justice must be reoriented to make it more multi-racial.

Aliran deplores the thoughtless and
mindless reaction of the state against any democratic expression of
our constitutional rights to exert our freedom. We are appalled that
even a small gathering of marchers to a nearby destination in an
orderly manner without obstructing the traffic or causing any chaos
to the public cannot be allowed or tolerated by this oppressive